Sometimes, you should just wait for your coffee break.
Vancouver police said a man drove away in a delivery van that had been left parked with the keys inside around 6 a.m. on Monday on Robson Street near Homer.
A few minutes later, a few officers — who had heard about the alleged theft — saw the same vehicle cruising by the police station on Cambie Street, said a news release.
The cops watched as the driver parked, and casually strolled into a nearby coffee shop, said Const. Brian Montague.
The officers followed him inside and, after a brief struggle, arrested the man. "It does not appear that either mental health or drugs were a factor in the incident," said Montague.
Brian Ross Phillips, 55, has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and taking a motor vehicle without the owners' consent.
The van and its cargo were safely returned to a grateful delivery driver, added Montague.
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