Woman injured in violent carjacking in Richmond

Jan 21 2019, 11:01 pm

One woman was injured and two people have now been arrested, after what police describe as “violent” robbery in Richmond, earlier this morning.

According to police, the incident took place just after 7:30 am today (January 21), when officers responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Walton Road for reports of a robbery from a vehicle.

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The victim, a woman in her 40s, reported that she was preparing to start the engine of a dark coloured 2007 Toyota SUV, when she was approached by a suspect “clad in dark clothing.”

The suspect allegedly produced a weapon and used it to smash a window. The suspect then fled in the vehicle, leaving the woman behind.

Police said the woman was “visibly shaken” from the incident and was taken to hospital where she was treated for injuries that were described as non-life threatening.

Despite “extensive” patrols of the area following the incident, police were unable to locate the vehicle and notified other detachments to be on the lookout for the SUV and suspects.

The vehicle was ultimately found in Vancouver, just before 9 am, near Boundary Road and East Hastings Street.

Two individuals were arrested in connection with that vehicle – a 28-year-old male from Delta and a 21- year female from Pitt Meadows. The pair have been turned over to Richmond RCMP and the Richmond RCMP General Investigative Section has taken conduct of the investigation.

Anyone with further  information on the incident  is asked to contact the Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section. and quote file# 2019-2465.