Olds RCMP - Investigate After Two Suspects Attempt To Escape Police

Olds RCMP are investigating after two suspects attempted to escape police.

On Sunday, October 8th at approximately 5:45am members of the Olds RCMP Detachment were patrolling the Imperial Industrial Park when a suspicious vehicle was observed in the parking lot of the UFA. Members discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen and initiated a traffic stop.
A male and a female were placed under arrest, however, during the course of the arrest the male was able to break free. The male dragged the already handcuffed female back into the stolen vehicle and began driving away.
Officers were successfully able to deploy a tire deflation device but the suspect continued by ramming two police cars. Police pursued the suspect vehicle for a short distance before it came to a stop. The male was unsuccessful in his attempt to steal another car from a passing motorist.  He then fled the scene on foot. The female was taken back into custody. The male has not been located.
Both suspects have been identified and are known to police. Numerous Criminal Code charges are pending against the pair.

While this incident caused extensive damage to property, none of the involved officers, public or suspects were injured. Olds RCMP are continuing to investigate.

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