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Abbotsford police uncover chop shop

Abbotsford police officers attempting to arrest Dean Andrew Douglas Sykes at a rural property may not have gotten their man, but they did recover an estimated $100,000 in stolen property, primarily cars and trucks.

Abbotsford, British Columbia — February 15, 2017 — Abbotsford police didn’t find the man they were looking for when they went to a property in the 27600 block of Downes Rd. in Abbotsford, but they did uncover what appears to be evidence of a chop shop.

Officers were attempting to arrest Dean Andrew Douglas Sykes, a 48-year-old man wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for parole revocation. Sykes is also wanted on warrants out of Vancouver and Langley, according to a statement issued by the Abbotsford Police Department.

The officers may not have found Sykes, but they did find numerous vehicles on the property, as well as a boat, trailer and a Bobcat. Abbotsford police says that many of the vehicles were either completely gutted or in the process of being dismantled, including a white Ford pickup truck that was reported as stole in Surrey, a black Ford F-350 from Langley and a red Ford F-250 from Abbotsford.

The trailer was also confirmed as stolen property. Police have seized the other vehicles pending further investigation. The Abbotsford Police Department estimates that the operation has recovered over $100,000 in stolen property.

Sykes remains at large. He is described as white, balding, 6’1″ and 210 pounds, with brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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