Violent carjacking in The Maples sends man to hospital
Pair smashes car window, chases and assaults 24-year-old man before driving away
A 24-year-old man is recovering in a Winnipeg hospital following a violent carjacking that happened yesterday morning on a street in The Maples.
Winnipeg police say the man had pulled over his car in Marlow Court to make a phone call shortly before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
A dark-coloured car pulled up in front of him and two men got out and demanded that he get out of his vehicle.
Det.-Sgt. Natalie Aitken says the suspects broke the passenger's window of the man's car. They then chased the man, knocked him down and assaulted him.
"He did require medical attention. That's not something that we typically see," Aitken told reporters on Thursday.
"In terms of the motivation behind this very violent incident … that's still being discovered and still being investigated."
One of the suspects drove away in the victim's car, while the other suspect drove the car they had arrived in, according to police.
The victim was taken to hospital with serious upper-body injuries. He is in stable condition, according to police.
Aitken said there's very little the victim could have done in this case.
"I think that these situations happen so quickly … in this case, the victim really had to have no choice. Those individuals, the suspects, had basically forced their way into his vehicle," she said.
Police are looking for a 2006 silver Infiniti M35 four-door car with tinted windows and a broken passenger-side front window and the Manitoba licence plate number GVJ 174.
Anyone with information about the carjacking, or the whereabouts of the suspects or the stolen Infiniti, is asked to call police at (204) 986-2848 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).