BRITISH COLUMBIA
05/05/2014 06:03 EDT | Updated 07/05/2014 05:59 EDT

Police say suspected thieves in B.C. took a nap and made arrest easy

AGASSIZ, B.C. - Two men suspected of stealing a truck that was carrying a stolen snowmobile were apparently in need of a rest before they were arrested in Agassiz, B.C.

RCMP say the pair was fast asleep in the cab of the vehicle Saturday night when a Mountie woke them up and took into custody.

Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen (van-NEEVA-houzen) says the officer saw the vehicle parked in a boat launch parking lot but without a boat trailer attached.

He says the truck's licence plate had an expired decal and was flagged as stolen from another truck and the bed of the vehicle contained a snowmobile that had been reported missing.

Twenty-three-year-old Raymond Thiffault of no fixed address made his first court appearance Monday morning in Chilliwack provincial court on two charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000.

The second male, a 33-year-old resident of Chilliwack, has been scheduled to appear in court on July 29 on the same charges.