Police search for suspects after carjacking
Police were called to the scene around 8 a.m. on Jan. 18. (file image)
Published Monday, January 21, 2013 11:16AM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:50AM CST
Winnipeg police said suspects assaulted a man and then stole his vehicle on Jan. 18 in south Winnipeg.
The 59-year-old victim told police he was scraping the windows of his vehicle in the first 100 block of Marlene Street when a man approached him and asked for the time. A second suspect stood nearby.
When the victim looked down at his watch, the first suspect assaulted him in the upper body and the two other suspects then stole the victim’s vehicle, said police.
The victim later went to hospital and was treated for minor injuries.
The first suspect is described as aboriginal, about five feet 10 inches tall (178 cm), in his early thirties, about 180 to 190 pounds (81 - 86 kg), with a stocky build and no facial hair. He was wearing a dark winter jacket.
The second suspect is described as aboriginal, about five feet 11 inches tall (180 cm), in his early thirties about 200 pounds (90 kg), wearing a dark jacket.
The stolen vehicle is a four-door 2004 Toyota 4runner, grey in colour and with Manitoba plate ERJ 910.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-2857 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.