Updated September 21st at 7:23 p.m. - Officers from the Winnipeg Police Service located the stolen unmarked police vehicle abandoned on Gallagher Avenue in Winnipeg.
No arrests have been made at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.
RCMP and WPS thank the public and media for their assistance.
Manitoba RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service are on the search for a stolen unmarked RCMP police vehicle.
According to RCMP, a man entered a business on Weston Avenue in Winnipeg yesterday, took the keys and stole the vehicle which was at the business for regular maintenance work.
The man is described as having short dark hair wearing grey pants, navy blue jacket with a hood and blue/white runners.
Police say a second male suspect was also in the area, and they are looking to identify and speak with him. He is described has having dark hair, wearing a red and black plaid jacket, black sweatpants, red shoes and a dark colored baseball cap.
The stolen unmarked police vehicle is a 2017 black Ford Explorer with Manitoba license plate HYA 548. It is equipped with flashing red and blue lights in the front and rear. There were no police uniforms, firearms, protective vests, nor any other weapons within the vehicle.
RCMP say there has been no information to date suggesting that the suspects stole the vehicle in order to impersonate a police officer, however, the public is warned to be on the lookout for the stolen SUV. If you see it please call 9-1-1.
RCMP add, if you have concerns about the legitimacy of a traffic stop and believe someone is impersonating a police officer, to also call 9-1-1.
Anyone with information on these suspects or the stolen police vehicle, are asked to call the Winnipeg Police Service’s Property Crimes Unit at204-986-2426.