A 22-year-old Prince George man is in jail following a theft from a vehicle on Friday.

According to the RCMP, an officer saw a man wearing a uniform from a local business chasing the suspect on 2nd Avenue near Ottawa Street just after 2pm.

A foot chase ensued between the on-duty cop and the suspect, which saw the man discard a laptop bag and a tablet.

The culprit was later taken into custody near 2nd Avenue and Scotia Street and upon further investigation, the suspect opened an unlocked door and removed a laptop computer from a parked vehicle.

Jordy Martin Visser-Hayne pled guilty to theft under $5000 in court yesterday (Monday) and was sentenced to 45 days in jail plus one year of probation.