Violent car-jacking sends Richmond woman to hospital

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A Richmond woman was left injured and shaken after a car-jacking incident at her home this morning.

At around 7:30 a.m., the woman, in her mid-40s, was preparing to start the engine of her dark-coloured 2007 Toyota SUV – in the 5000 block of Walton Road, near No. 2 Road and Westminster Highway – when she was approached by a suspect wearing dark clothing.

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The suspect allegedly produced a weapon and used it to smash a window, before stealing the car and leaving the woman behind.

The victim, who was taken to hospital, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was visibly shaken from the incident.

After extensive patrols, Richmond Mounties were unable to find the vehicle and notified neighbouring police forces to be on the lookout for the vehicle, with officers being warned to exercise caution was thought to be armed and dangerous.

The vehicle was later found just before 9 a.m. in Vancouver, near Boundary Road and East Hastings Street, by the Vancouver Police Department.

Two people were arrested in connection with the vehicle – a 28-year-old male from Delta and a 21- year female from Pitt Meadows.

Both have been turned over to Richmond RCMP.

Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to contact Const. K. Chan, of the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section, quoting file# 2019-2465.