Two teens arrested after allegedly impersonating police in Metro Vancouver

Jan 28 2021, 7:55 pm

Two people are in custody after allegedly impersonating police officers in Langley on Wednesday evening.

According to Langley RCMP, the arrests came after police received two separate reports of a Dodge Ram truck with “blue and red flashing lights in the windshield.”

Police said the first incident was reported just after 9 pm in Langley City. The initial complainant believed the occupants to be impersonating Police officers and saw them pull over a Toyota Corolla. The Dodge pulled alongside the Toyota, and it is believed they had a brief exchange before pulling away.

Then, just before midnight, officers from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) travelling on Fraser Highway in Langley, observed a truck matching the description speeding westbound between 232nd and 240th Streets. The vehicle stopped for police on 222nd Street.

Both occupants were subsequently arrested, and the alternating blue/red light was found on the truck’s front window.

Police said that during a search of the suspects and their vehicle, officers found multiple cell phones, nearly $3,500 in cash and what police “believed to be marijuana.” The truck and the contents were seized.

The two males, a 19-year-old from Langley and an 18-year-old from Burnaby, were held in custody and are expected to appear in court later today.

As part of the investigation, police said they would like to speak with the driver of the Toyota Corolla who was seen stopped in Langley City, as well as any other motorists who may have had interaction with the two suspects.

Any such witnesses are asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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