Explosive Disposal Unit called for suspicious device in car

Prince George, Explosives Disposal Services (Provincial)

2022-02-24 09:47 PST

File # 2022-6124

Prince George RCMP requested the assistance of the Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) for a suspicious device located in an abandoned vehicle.

On February 21, 2022, just before 7:00 a.m., the Prince George RCMP received a report of a vehicle that crashed into a fence on the 4600 block of First Avenue. Frontline police located the vehicle and discovered the occupants did not remain at the location after the crash. Police noted some smoke damage to the interior of the care that appears to be unrelated to the crash.

Police were unable to speak with the registered owner of the vehicle so contacted a local towing company to remove it. While unloading the vehicle at the tow yard, a suspicious device was located in the car. Police secured the car in an area away from the public while they waited for the EDU to travel from the Lower Mainland.

Stock photo of EDU member and robot
Stock photo

The Explosive Disposal Unit arrived at the location around 4:30 p.m. that afternoon and successfully disabled the device. Investigators are looking to speak with anyone that saw the crash or has video surveillance or dash cam footage from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. in that area of First Avenue, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, media spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Consider registering your home or business surveillance system with the City of Prince George’s CCTV registry. For more information, visit the City of Prince George website at www.princegeorge.ca/cctv (English only).

Released by

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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