Carjacking suspect arrested - Police seeking witnesses

North Vancouver

2023-03-20 13:54 HAP

Dossier nº 23-5206

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The North Vancouver RCMP are looking for witnesses and dash-cam footage in an effort to further their investigation of a carjacking of a taxi cab.

On March 18th, 2023, just after midnight, the North Vancouver RCMP received multiple reports that a suspect assaulted a taxi driver and took off in the vehicle near Mountain Hwy and Main Street in North Vancouver, BC.

Front-line officers immediately responded to the incident and provided first aid to the taxi driver, who was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. It is alleged the suspect was riding in the taxi and, at some point, assaulted the driver and stole the cab, leaving the driver behind.

Officers were able to track the taxi to the 1700 block of the Lillooet Rd area. With the assistance of Integrated Police dog services, the suspect was safely taken into custody without incident. The suspect is a 35-year-old man from North Vancouver facing multiple charges, including Robbery, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Mischief.

This was a frightening and dangerous situation for the taxi driver, said Cst. Mansoor Sahak of the North Vancouver RCMP. The quick actions of our officers led to the safe arrest of the suspect and return of the vehicle.

Anyone who witnessed or has video of the incident is asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311 and quote file 23-5206.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Mansoor Sahak

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de North Vancouver
147, 14e Rue Est, North Vancouver (C.-B.) V7L 2N4
Bureau : 604-985-1311
Cellulaire : 778-228-1619

Courriel : mansoor.sahak@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Site Web : nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (en anglais seulement)

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