Vancouver Police catch pair of Grinches with $1,000 worth of stolen Christmas presents

Dec 20 2017, 3:20 am

Vancouver Police jumped into action and made a Christmas miracle come true Thursday evening when they detained two alleged thieves who had stolen $1,000 worth of wrapped Christmas presents.

In the true spirit of Christmas, police say they caught a pair of  “Grinches” after they broke into a car in a parking lot on Homer Street near Robson shortly after 6 p.m. The suspects fled on foot, but witness descriptions allowed police to hunt down the two men.

They were later found on Granville Street with $1,000 worth of Christmas presents already wrapped.

“A 32 and 29-year-old who are both known to police will now spend some time in jail to reflect on their actions,” said VPD Constable Brian Montague in a tongue-in-cheek release that went out Christmas Eve.

“And what happens next, we hope? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches, plus two!”

There is no doubting that Dr. Seuss would be proud.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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