RCMP West Kootenay Traffic arrested two individuals for the theft of a wallet on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

RCMP West Kootenay Traffic arrested two individuals for the theft of a wallet on Friday. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

Two arrested for wallet theft in Castlegar

Two people were arrested for the theft of a wallet in Castlegar on Friday afternoon.

Two people were arrested for the theft of a wallet in Castlegar on Friday afternoon.

Sgt. Chad Badry of RCMP West Kootenay Traffic said he was flagged down by the person whose wallet was stolen and was joined by a number of other RCMP officers who just happened to be nearby.

“We arrested a couple of people for theft,” he said. “And there were so many cars because the traffic unit is in town working on a distracted driving campaign, actually province-wide. So they came because they were all nearby.”

Members of the traffic unit were also spotted pulling over multiple vehicles later in the afternoon.

The Castlegar News reminds you to keep your eyes and attention on the road.