Crime spree in Coquitlam: Four suspects flee after steeling car from dealership, exchange gunfire with police


Coquitlam RCMP informed public about a crime spree that started at a car dealership near Lougheed Highway and Dominion Avenue in Port Coquitlam.
Police responded to the area shortly after 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, for a report of a robbery involving firearms and four suspects. The suspects were observed stealing a vehicle from the dealership. The suspects fled in the stolen vehicle before there was an exchange of gunfire with responding officers.
The stolen vehicle crashed on Highway 1 near the King Edward overpass where the suspects fled on foot. One suspect was located on scene where he was arrested by responding officers.
Another suspect car jacked a nearby vehicle before fleeing to Surrey. Police responded to a location in Surrey where the suspect was arrested.
Police were actively searching for two outstanding suspects.
Coquitlam RCMP Major Crimes Team assumed conduct of the investigation. Victim Services has been engaged.
“We would like to thank our policing partners in Burnaby, Surrey, New Westminster, Vancouver, Maple Ridge and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (ERT) for their assistance,” said Media Relations Officer, Corporal Alexa Hodgins. “We appreciate and thank the public for their assistance in adhering to police directions. This was a very dynamic investigation with multiple crime scenes which required additional assistance from numerous jurisdictions.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident or may have video footage is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550, and quote file number 2022-30931.