Police capture car-jacking suspect
At 7:30 a.m., a 45-year-old Vancouver woman was forced out of her Lexus at knifepoint at a downtown parkade.
She told police that she was parking her car on Melville near Bute Street when a man opened her door, according to a press release sent to us by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). The alleged car-jacking incident left her shaken but not injured.
Police spotted the woman’s stolen car in East Vancouver about 15 minutes later.
They boxed in the car near North Grandview Hwy and Templeton Street. The driver attempted to run on foot, but was quickly captured by a police dog in the 2100 block East 11th Avenue.
The 41-year-old suspect was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
He is not known to police and is now facing possible robbery and weapons related charges.