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Police cruiser rammed during stolen vehicle investigation

Police say a pair of suspected thieves tried to escape arrest Sunday by breaking into moving vehicles on Highway 43. RCMP first came in contact with the two when a stolen truck was found near 108 Street and 100 Avenue in Grande Prairie.

Mounties tried to pull the vehicle over, but it sped off through a field. The truck was later spotted near Debolt, where the stolen vehicle was used to ram a marked police cruiser and the suspects again got away.

Shortly after, officers responded to the theft of a car in a rural area, and found it weaving into the opposite lane of traffic on Highway 43. The driver and passenger were trying to get into slow moving vehicles when they were taken into custody by Police Dog Services.

RCMP claim the suspects can be linked to both incidents. A 27-year-old man from Edmonton and a 39-year-old woman are facing several charges. An investigation continues and police ask anyone with information to contact the detachment or Crime Stoppers.

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