3-city crime spree ends in 6 charges against Vancouver teenager

Mar 7 2019, 3:09 am

A Vancouver teen is now facing a number of charges after an alleged crime spree which spanned three different cities in the Lower Mainland.

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According to police, the charges stem from an incident on December 11 of last year, in which the suspect allegedly carjacked a vehicle, then caused a hit-and-run collision with a police vehicle in Burnaby, and then shot at another vehicle while driving in Coquitlam.

On Wednesday, police said that a cooperative investigation involving Coquitlam RCMP, Surrey RCMP, and Burnaby RCMP has led to a series of charges against the suspect, 18-year-old Jeevan Johal Saepan, who police said is well-known to them.

“No one was hurt in this incident, but we appreciate that it could have been worse,” said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. “We have done a thorough and impartial investigation and want to reassure people that this is believed to be an isolated incident.”

Saepan is facing a number if charges as a result of the incident, which include:

  • Robbery using a restricted/prohibited firearm,
  • Unlawfully discharging a firearm,
  • Possession of a restricted/prohibited firearm,
  • Occupying a vehicle knowing a firearm is present,
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
  • Failure to stop at a collision.

Saepan has been released on a number of conditions and will next appear in Port Coquitlam court on March 13, 2019.

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