Amber Alert ends with an infant found safe, man arrested in Chilliwack
Posted December 9, 2023 12:48 pm.
Last Updated December 9, 2023 9:51 pm.
Mounties in Surrey say a two-month-old child was found safely and a man was arrested after an Amber Alert on Saturday afternoon.
The Surrey RCMP says officers got a call to 146A Street at around 6:30 a.m., where they spoke to the man before he “fled the area.”
Police saw and tried to stop the vehicle near 176 Street and 48 Avenue at 10:45 a.m., but the driver ultimately got away.
Mounties say more information came in that made them believe the child was “in imminent danger,” prompting the Amber Alert to be issued at 12:27 p.m.
As police explain, the Chilliwack RCMP was tipped off at 12:41 p.m. with information that led to the child being found safe and the man being arrested.
Surrey RCMP Corp. Vanessa Munn tells CityNews that the Amber Alert worked “exactly how it’s designed to work.”
“Lots of eyes out in the community,” she said. “We make the community aware of exactly what we were looking for and that led us to being able to quickly and safely locate the infant.”
“We’re really thankful to the members of the public that called tips in and the media for spreading the word.”
Police say their investigation into the incident remains ongoing and add that no further details will be provided for now.