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RCMP in Dawson Creek have recovered more than $200,000 in stolen goods — the result of a crime spree in which two thieves blazed a destructive trail from Grande Prairie to Dawson Creek.

The suspects, two men ages 29 and 33, are both from Grande Prairie, police say.

They were arrested after being found passed out behind the wheel of two different stolen vehicles, in two different locations April 1.

Police believe the men worked together, breaking into and stealing from multiple businesses, residences and vehicles between Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek.

“These were not the worlds brightest criminals,” Dawson Creek RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Ed Reinink told the Alaska Highway News on Tuesday.

According to Reinink, the crime spree began when the pair allegedly stole a pick-up truck valued at $60 – $70,000 in Grande Prairie before making their way to Beaverlodge. There, they allegedly stole another pick-up truck of roughly the same value, and broke into a laundromat stealing money from the machines.

Dawson Creek RCMP were alerted by their cross-border colleagues that the thieves were likely heading in their direction.

While responding to the stolen vehicle complaints from Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie related to this case, Dawson Creek RCMP pulled over a vehicle matching the description that turned out not to be stolen. Police however did recover small quantities of cocaine and marijuana, along with firearms and a prohibited magazine.

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