HALIFAX — Drunk thieves allegedly stole an unmarked Halifax Regional Police vehicle early Thursday, but didn't get far.
Police say an unmarked Forensic Identification Section pickup truck was stolen from an off-duty officer's residence in Halifax.
Then, at 2:50 a.m., Cole Harbour RCMP received a complaint about "a possible impaired driver" in a pickup truck in Eastern Passage.
A licence plate check showed it was the stolen forensic identification vehicle.
Police say the two occupants ran away, but officers found two men outside a convenience store.
They arrested them for public intoxication — and then found property belonging to the off-duty Halifax officer.
Two men in their early 20s are facing charges of break and enter and vehicle theft.
The Canadian Press