Vancouver police seek male suspect after bizarre east end car jacking
Vancouver police are looking for a male suspect after a car jacking in Vancouver’s east end caused all kinds of chaotic traffic problems Tuesday afternoon.
The car jacking took place on Kingsway near Boundary Road just after 4:00 p.m. when a woman driving a car was forced out of the driver’s seat by a man who got in and the drove off with the woman still in the passenger’s seat.
The man then went on a destructive ride, smashing into three parked cars and two buses along the way.
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The chase mercifully came to a end after the man smashed stolen vehicle into a third car at Tyne Street near 50th Avenue.
After the last impact, the man fled the car along Tyne Street on foot. The 31-year-old woman who was initially driving the car chased after him for a short while before giving up.
A number of 911 calls came pouring in to police who were on scene shortly thereafter.
A Vancouver police dog unit tracked the suspect but lost him after he made his way through a residential neighbourhood.
The victim suffered an injury to her knee during the incident and was taken to hospital by paramedics where she was treated for her injuries.
Vancouver police continue to search for the car jacking suspect. They are looking for a Caucasian male in his 30s, around five-foot-8 with a skinny build and shaved head. The suspect was last seen wearing a striped cream-coloured shirt, black pants and perhaps an orange or yellow jacket.