Two men arrested in Fort St. John, after attempted ATM theft

Taylor MacIntyre

Two men were arrested, after an attempt to steal an ATM in Fort St. John.
Just before 5:00 a.m. last Saturday (April 20, 2019), officers were alerted to a suspicious pickup truck with a tow rope hanging over the tail gate, driving out of a gas station on 96A Street in Fort St. John, where apparently an alarm could also be heard.
At the scene, police found a smashed window and a broken ATM that was ripped from the wall. 
RCMP located the pickup truck, which then collided with a police vehicle in an attempt to flee. 
A tire deflation device was used and the suspect vehicle was found a short time later in a neighbourhood in Taylor. 
The suspects could be seen fleeing on foot, but they were arrested.
Fort St. John Police Dog Services located the passenger hiding in the grass near the truck. 
The driver, Douglas Goodings, is facing charges of Break and Enter, Flight from police, Assault Peace Officer with a weapon and two counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance. He is also facing additional Break and Enter and Breach of Recognizance charges for an additional attempted ATM theft. This incident allegedly happened one night before on April 19, 2019 around 3:30 a.m. on the west side of Fort St. John at another gas station - where the same truck was used. Goodings remains in custody to attend a later court date.
The male passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant. 
The investigation is on-going and additional charges may follow.

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