Cranbrook RCMP are searching for two individuals who fled police responding to an early morning call of bottle thefts on Wednesday (Aug. 25).

Cranbrook RCMP are searching for two individuals who fled police responding to an early morning call of bottle thefts on Wednesday (Aug. 25).

UPDATE: Cranbrook RCMP find stolen truck, two suspects remain missing

Two suspects allegedly involved in bottle thefts remain on the lam after crashing a stolen truck in the Mount Royal neighbourhood on Wednesday afternoon.

Despite an extensive search from multiple police agencies, the two suspects were not found, and Cranbrook RCMP are advising that people ensure their vehicles are locked overnight in case of an attempted theft.

Police responded to a call of bottle thefts in the 900-block of 6th St. South, where a man and woman went through a closed gate onto a deck and allegedly stole several bags of cans.

Cranbrook RCMP found the suspect vehicle, a red Ford F-350 dually with a black box and doors, along with with license plate BHN3269 that had been earlier reported stolen in Alberta, near the bottle depot. The pickup truck took off, weaving in and out of traffic to evade police once the patrol car’s emergency lights went on.

Police are asking for assistance identifying the two suspects and locating the pickup truck. If anyone has any information, contact the Cranbrook non-emergency line at 250-489-3471.