Edmonton police investigate 2 unrelated carjacking incidents
Edmonton police are looking for witnesses after a carjacking, an a second unrelated attempted carjacking, in the city overnight Friday.
Police were called to Kingsway Mall just after 7:20 p.m. after a man sitting in his vehicle outside the mall was forced out by two armed men.
"Two people approached, one actually got into the vehicle with him and produced a knife," said Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Barry Maron. "The other person came to the driver's door (and) produced an extendable baton."
Police said the driver got out the maroon 2005 Honda Civic and the thieves drove away.
It's important to remember these incidents happen fairly regularly, unfortunately, and they're all not related to each other.- Staff Sgt. Barry Maron, Edmonton police
The first suspect is described as Caucasian, early 30s to 40s with light brown hair, light brown facial hair, wearing a faded orange shirt and a grey jacket.
The second suspect is in his early 20s, thin face, light blond hair, wearing a green sweater and a blue winter jacket.
Police said an unrelated attempted carjacking occurred when a woman was approached while leaving a restaurant in the north end sometime the save evening.
The female suspect produced a knife and demanded the keys to the other woman's car, police said.
The woman gave her "a little bit of money," Maron said, and the assailant ran off.
"It's important to remember these incidents happen fairly regularly, unfortunately, and they're all not related to each other." Maron said. "We just need people to be aware of their surroundings."
Earlier this week police arrested a man in connection with a violent assault on a 46-year-old woman in which an armed suspect attempted to steal her car and purse.
Charges are pending in that incident.