Surrey carjacking suspect caught by police
Two people pepper-sprayed and one car stolen on Tuesday evening in Johnston Heights
RCMP in Surrey, B.C., arrested a carjacking suspect who allegedly pepper-sprayed two people and stole a car Wednesday night.
According to Inspect. Tim Shields, around 7:20 p.m. PT, the male suspect approached another man near 108 Avenue and 150 Street and demanded his car keys. When the man refused to hand them over he was pepper-sprayed by the suspect, who then fled on foot.
Minutes later the suspect approached a woman a few blocks away in the 10500 block of 150 Street and demanded her car keys before pepper-spraying her and stealing her car.
Hours later, early Thursday morning, RCMP officers in a cruiser spotted the stolen car, a 2007 blue Hyundai Accent, in the 13300 block of King George Boulevard. Other officers tracked the vehicle a few blocks to the 11000 block of Ravine Road, which is in the north Whalley area.
Police say the 20-year-old Vancouver man who was then arrested is known to police. Another man, who had an outstanding warrant, was also taken into custody.
Police are recommending charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and driving while prohibited.