Salmon Arm RCMP are trying to identify the man who was driving a vehicle which burned following a collision on April 15. The driver was seen leaving the vehicle carrying two duffel bags.(File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP are trying to identify the man who was driving a vehicle which burned following a collision on April 15. The driver was seen leaving the vehicle carrying two duffel bags.(File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP find assault-style weapons after vehicle fire extinguished

Police looking for driver who was reported leaving the scene with two duffel bags

Salmon Arm RCMP discovered firearms in a vehicle after responding to a collision and vehicle fire.

Staff Sgt. Scott West reports that emergency crews were called to a single-vehicle collision off the Trans-Canada Highway between 50th Street NW and 65th Street NW on Friday, April 15.

Police say a man left the scene on foot carrying duffel bags, and remains unidentified.

After fire crews extinguished the vehicle fire, police found two firearms inside – an assault-style 12-gauge shotgun and an assault-style .45-calibre carbine rifle.

West said April 28 that police are attempting to identify the man who was driving the vehicle, which was a total loss due to the fire.

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