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Grande Prairie men quickly sentenced for thefts in Castlegar

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Two Grande Prairie men have been sentenced to 50 days in jail, less than a week after their arrests in Castlegar, B.C.

Leonard John Huyghebaert and Andrew Genner Pike plead guilty to a number of charges Tuesday, along with Gregory Alan Smith, who lives in Castlegar and received an 80 day sentence.

The men were believed to have broken into a pair of vehicles and stolen a credit card.

Staff at a business were suspicious and reported it, which Sergeant Laurel Mathew told Vista Radio helped lead to their arrest at a local hotel, along with the card’s owner reporting it stolen.

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“Because of course then it’s flagged and any time it’s used, she’s notified, and of course we’re notified, and we just happened to find out that it had been used at the Sandman, and were able to go there and basically run right into the suspects and arrest them.”

They were found at the hotel with items bought using the card, as well as a truck stolen from Grande Prairie.

With files from Glenn Hicks, The Goat Castlegar

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