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Car-jacking of a blue Fiat stopped by good samaritan

July 06, 2016 - 3:27 PM

KELOWNA - Police are looking to speak to a good samaritan who helped stop a man who forcibly removed a vehicle from its owner.

Kelowna RCMP say in a release, they responded to an attempted robbery yesterday, July 5, at 7:20 p.m., at the Mission Place Shopping Centre on K.L.O Road. Const. Jesse O'Donaghey says the suspect pulled the victim from a blue Fiat, assaulted the victim and then demanded the keys to his car.

"The suspect was chased from the scene by an unknown man, a good samaritan. RCMP are seeking the individual who intervened and helped stop this carjacking," O'Donaghey says.

The suspect was described to police as:

  • 5'10" tall
  • Stocky build
  • wearing a bright orange hat, grey hoodie and dark shorts

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Const. Kim Ivanitz of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Anyone with any information is also asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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