Suspects in Nelson vehicle theft in custody

Two people suspected of taking a Nelson woman’s car for a test drive and not bringing it back have been arrested.

A 1992 Honda Accord (not the one pictured) was stolen on a test drive in Nelson last month. It turned up a few weeks later in Vancouver. Now two people face charges.

Two people suspected of taking a Nelson woman’s car for a test drive and not bringing it back have been arrested.

The victim placed an online ad to sell her 1992 Honda Accord and got a call from a couple who met her at the Hume Hotel last month. She let them take it for a spin, but they never came back. The vehicle was located in Vancouver on Dec. 28 and two suspects were taken into custody. They face charges of theft and possession of stolen property.

Nelson Police Department Sgt. Corey Hoy said it appears the crime may be related to a similar offence on Dec. 11 in Grand Forks, in which a man took a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire for a test drive and never returned. The vehicle was located two days later in Kaslo and a man and woman were arrested for having stolen property.

With files from Craig Lindsay


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