Teen arrested after multiple carjackings in Vancouver

Teen arrested after multiple carjackings in Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP arrested a 15-year-old suspect after a series of carjackings — some of them with the suspect revealing a gun to victims.

Vancouver RCMP cruiser

A suspect in Vancouver allegedly pointed a firearm at the victim and demanded the keys to the vehicle.

On Nov. 30, RCMP responded to a botched carjacking at a gas station. The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the victim and demanded the keys to the car. The victim wrestled the gun away and pinned down the suspect until police arrived.

Investigators cited several carjackings in North Vancouver that occurred earlier in the evening.

At about 5:30 p.m. on the same day, a suspect broke and entered into a residence and stole a vehicle. That vehicle was later crashed and recovered.

Later, at about 8 p.m., a suspect entered the Capilano Suspension bridge parking lot and carjacked a vehicle from two individuals after he revealed a firearm in his waistband. The victim’s vehicle was located abandoned. No victims were harmed in each incident.

Investigators conducted a search at the suspect’s residence, where they located other stolen items that are linked to other offences.

The 15-year-old male teen, who can’t be named, faces multiple robbery and firearm charges.

“It’s very concerning, alarming and frightening, said Const. Mansoor Sahak. “The victims in these cases were out enjoying an evening and the last thing that they expected was for something so violent and so brazen as this to happen.”

Anyone who has been affected by these incidents and can contact the victim services unit at 604-969-7540.

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