Police investigating hit-and-run collision in East Village
The Calgary Police Service is investigating a hit-and-run collision involving a stolen vehicle that occurred earlier today.
At approximately 1 p.m., today, Monday, May 8, 2017, a stolen vehicle travelling on 9 Avenue S.E., collided with another car in the intersection at 4 Street S.E. After colliding with the car, the stolen vehicle continued and collided with a second vehicle in the same intersection. At that time, the two occupants of the stolen vehicle exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot, along with a dog that had been in the vehicle with them.
The men then approached a black Ford F150, opened the truck’s door and asked the driver for a ride to the hospital. The driver of the truck began driving the men to the hospital, but the men were not able to direct the driver to a hospital. While still downtown, the men and their dog exited the truck and continued on foot.
Officers have spoken with the driver of the Ford F150 and do not believe he was involved in this incident. It is believed the stolen vehicle was taken from an auto body shop located in the 5900 block of Macleod Trail S.E., approximately one hour prior to the collision.
Police are canvassing the area for CCTV and are asking for the public’s help to locate or identify the two men involved.
The first man is described as Caucasian, had short hair or possibly a shaved head, braces on his teeth, tattoos on both arms and was wearing a light-coloured sleeveless shirt.
The second man is described as having darker or tanned skin, short, dark hair and was wearing a khaki-coloured T-shirt. He had with him a medium-brown coloured dog, possibly a pitbull, on a yellow leash.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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