Police seek public assistance to locate victims of carjackings
Police are looking to speak to several vehicle owners in relation to multiple attempted carjackings that occurred earlier today.
At approximately 1:10 p.m. today, Saturday, April 3, 2021, police were notified of an attempted carjacking that occurred at 14 Avenue west of First Street S.E. It is believed a woman attempted to carjack a female motorist who was driving a black Honda CRV while stopped at a red light at the above location. The offender gained entry into the front passenger side of the vehicle and attempted to grab the keys from the driver. The motorist was able to fight off the offender and flee to safety on foot with their car keys.
The offender was unable to use the vehicle without the keys and was seen fleeing the area on foot.
Approximately one hour later, police were called to the area of Macleod Trail and 25 Avenue S.E. where a witness reported seeing a woman attempting to force entry into at least three occupied cars that were stopped at a red light at the above location. One of those vehicles was a blue Volkswagen Jetta. The driver of that car was able to drive away before the offender gained entry into the vehicle. It is believed the offender was unable to gain entry into any other vehicles at that time.
At this time, it is believed no one was injured in any of the carjacking attempts.
Police located the offender a short time later at the Erlton Stampede Ctrain station platform where she was arrested on an unrelated charge. She remains in custody. The woman cannot be named until she has been formerly charged and has seen a Justice of the Peace.
Police are looking to speak to the woman driving the black Honda CRV, and to the motorist of the blue Volkswagen Jetta, in order to obtain more information and evidence in relation to the carjacking offences.
Police are encouraging motorists to always lock their vehicle doors, even when driving. If you are approached by a stranger who is attempting to gain entry into your vehicle while driving or parked, drive to a safe location and call police.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 403-266-1234.
Tips can be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
APP: "P3 Tips" app
CASE # 21121878/5618