Man tried to carjack unmarked Surrey RCMP car, police say

Police say he got a ride, but probably not to where he was hoping to go.

Man tried to swipe undercover cop car

SURREY — A would-be carjacker got a surprise Monday evening when he was immediately arrested after unwittingly trying to steal an unmarked cop car, police said.

The Surrey RCMP said it happened at 6:25 p.m., near 71st Avenue and 135th Street. When he tried to yank an undercover officer from the driver’s seat, police said, they told him who he was messing with and took him into custody.

“The suspect got the ride he wanted, but probably not to the location he was hoping for,” Cpl. Scotty Schumann said.

“This had the potential to be a frightening incident and we are thankful that our officers were in the right place at the right time to take this person into custody.”

Kyle Blair Berg, 25, of Penticton had a warrant for his arrested out of Penticton, for wearing a disguise with intent. He’s in custody, Schumann said, “and is facing possible new charges of robbery and breach of probation along with the warrant.”

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