Sus­pects in armed car­jack­ings in Ed­mon­ton flee to Saskatchewan

Regina Leader-Post - - CITY + REGION - Post­media News With files from The Cana­dian Press

SASKA­TOON Sus­pects in­volved in two car­jack­ings in Ed­mon­ton and Sher­wood Park overnight have fled across the bor­der to Saskatchewan, po­lice said Thurs­day morn­ing.

At around 11:45 p.m. city po­lice re­sponded to a car­jack­ing in the area of 118 Av­enue and 104 Street in which a woman’s black Ford Fu­sion was stolen.

No more than 10 min­utes later, a ve­hi­cle match­ing the de­scrip­tion of the Ford Fu­sion was in­volved in a rob­bery of an­other woman around 11:55 p.m. in the area of 106 Av­enue and 92 Street, po­lice said.

Ed­mon­ton po­lice alerted Strath­cona RCMP of the car­jack­ing and the rob­bery in­volv­ing the stolen ve­hi­cle at around 12:30 p.m. and at the same time, a man sus­tained non-life threat­en­ing in­juries af­ter be­ing shot in the shoul­der and neck at a Hol­i­day Inn Ex­press on Broad­moor Av­enue in Sher­wood Park.

Five min­utes later, the stolen Ford Fu­sion was in­volved in an­other armed car­jack­ing with a shot­gun at the Fly­ing J gas sta­tion, where a black Chrysler 300 with Saskatchewan li­cence plates was stolen.

RCMP did not make it clear as to how the two in­ci­dents are linked. Po­lice said the stolen Ford Fu­sion and the stolen Chrysler 300 fled the gas sta­tion and headed to­ward the Al­berta-Saskatchewan bor­der.

A short while later a black Ford Fu­sion was found en­gulfed in flames on High­way 16 at Range Road 195. Po­lice have not con­firmed if the burned ve­hi­cle is the same one used in the car­jack­ing.

The Chrysler 300 was later seen trav­el­ling at a high rate of speed through the Ve­gre­ville area be­fore be­ing lo­cated in Saskatchewan. It is be­lieved the oc­cu­pants of the ve­hi­cle are now in Saskatchewan and still at large.

The shoot­ing vic­tim was trans­ported to the Royal Alexan­dria hos­pi­tal where he was treated for his in­juries.

One man was taken into cus­tody Thurs­day morn­ing in con­nec­tion with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, though no charges were im­me­di­ately laid, RCMP said.


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