2 arrested in Burnaby, B.C., carjacking
Posted: Oct 7, 2012 4:25 PM PT
Last Updated: Oct 8, 2012 11:54 AM PT
Two suspects are in being held in police custody after a carjacking at gunpoint at Burnaby’s Metrotown Centre Sunday afternoon. Insp. Davis Wendell with the Lower Mainland District RCMP says a patrol officer recognized the stolen car.Metrotown, Burnaby, B.C.
"When he activated his emergency equipment in his police car, the vehicle fled and very, very quickly — just a few seconds later — collided with a civilian vehicle, which subsequently was pushed into a police vehicle which was blocking an intersection."
Wendell says no one was injured in the collision.
One man and one woman were arrested for armed robbery and possession of stolen property.
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