Police investigating carjacking, weapon’s assault

Kamloops City

2024-03-04 13:12 PST

File # 2024-6230

A Kamloops RCMP vehicle was damaged and a police officer was injured while responding to a high-risk report involving a firearm this weekend.

On Friday March 1, 2024, around 9:25 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers received a report that a person had been robbed of their truck at gunpoint while parked in the open area near Batchelor Drive and Lac Du Bois Road.

The report was quite violent and included the presence of a firearm, a smashed window to gain access to the truck, and an assault with a weapon of its sole occupant, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP Detachment spokesperson. The suspects – two men and a woman – fled in a burgundy truck they had arrived in, along with the victim’s grey Ford F-150 pickup.

Multiple officers responded and located the stolen truck near the Red Bridge, at which point it rammed a police vehicle, then fled from the scene, injuring a police officer in the process. The officer is expected to recover.

Around 1:30 a.m., the stolen truck was abandoned on the roadway near St. Paul and McIntosh streets. The Police Dog Service Unit attended, but did not locate the suspects. The truck was seized for examination by the Forensic Identification Services Unit as part of the ongoing investigation.

Before it was abandoned, the stolen vehicle was observed driving through the downtown core, including on 2nd Avenue, Nicola Street, and Lorne Street, before it was ditched by the suspects, who may have been picked up by another vehicle nearby, said Cpl. Evelyn. We are asking the public and businesses in the area to please have a look at any dash camera or security video they have, to see if it captured anything that could help further the investigation.

The recovered stolen truck is an early 2000s grey Ford F-150 pickup with a white canopy. The suspects’ vehicle was described as an older style burgundy GMC pickup.

Two of the suspects were described as male, 5’10, wearing dark hoodies; one also wore a mask. A female observed in the stolen truck was described as having a small build and a multi-coloured jacket with images of different shapes.

Anyone with information that may be related to this incident is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2024-6230.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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