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Suspect arrested, victim OK after being pinned in truck bed during vehicle theft

June 26, 2020 - 11:15 AM

VICTORIA - A man is in custody and police in Victoria say it's lucky no one was hurt after the owner of a pickup was taken on a rough ride through the city while trying to stop the theft of his vehicle.

Investigators say it happened Thursday and they're asking for dashcam or cellphone video that could explain what occurred during the owner's ordeal.

A statement from police says the man briefly left the truck idling in his driveway and emerged to see it pulling away but flagged two passing reserve constables to report the theft while he set out to find his truck.

He spotted the truck stopped with two people going through his tools and as he approached police say one person took off in the truck while the owner clung to the vehicle.

Police say the man was dragged for several blocks before he managed to climb into the truck bed and shout for help while the driver careened through Victoria, going the wrong way on a one-way street and up on a sidewalk.

The driver fled at a busy intersection and the owner jumped into the truck to stop it while bystanders held the suspect for police, who say the investigation continues.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 26, 2020

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