Victim pinned between post and vehicle while attempting to halt theft.
On June 22nd, at 6:30 pm, RCMP received a call of service from the Elizabeth Metis Settlement. “The caller was saying that two individuals were in the process of trying to steal her truck,” S/Sgt Landry explains the female caller reported that she had attempted to stop the theft.
RCMP explain the victim reported that the two suspects were inside her vehicle, attempting to steal it. “The caller opened up the front passenger door and attempted to grab the keys from the ignition. At that point the driver attempted to back up the vehicle, with the [victim] partially in the vehicle.” It was at that point the open passenger door hit a post, explains S/Sgt Landry. “It pinned the called between the post and the open door vehicle. The caller was able to get the vehicle in park and get the keys.” The two suspects then fled on foot. The victim suffered minor injuries.
It’s definitely a case that could’ve ended a lot worse – S/Sgt. Jeremie Landry Cold Lake RCMP Detachment.
RCMP have identified the suspects as 16 year old male from Elizabeth Metis Settlement and a 24 year old male from Bonnyville. “We will be seeking warrants for their arrest,” S/Sgt Landry confirms the suspects are not yet in custody. Once the warrants are secured there will be a release identifying the adult.
Landry explains that youths are only identified if they are a danger to the public; ie. murder. In this case he does not anticipate that the youth’s name will be released. RCMP will use other means in locating the youth, “the Youth Criminal Justice Act is clear on when we can release the name of a youth and when we can’t; in this case we definitely can’t,” confirms S/Sgt Landry.