Police pursue vehicle after two youths were robbed at gunpoint

B.C., Quesnel

2023-07-27 10:18 PDT

File # 2023-5584

 The Quesnel RCMP initiated a pursuit after two youths were robbed at gunpoint and the suspects carjacked their vehicle.

On July 27, 2023, at approximately 2:46 a.m., the Quesnel RCMP responded to the report of an armed robbery that occurred in a parking lot of the 711 convenience store located on Maple Drive. The complainant reported a male and female suspect approached two youths, presented a firearm, and demanded their wallets and car keys. The youths complied and the suspects fled in the youth’s 2013 grey Chevrolet Malibu.

While responding to the call, the police located the vehicle travelling down Plywood Hill on Johnston Avenue. When the police activated their emergency equipment, the vehicle fled through Johnston Subdivision and then south on Highway 97. A pursuit was initiated but as the stolen vehicle was entering Kersley, the pursuit was terminated due to the high rate of speed and the risk to public safety.

The suspects in this carjacking traumatized the victims by robbing them at gunpoint and then placed the police and public at risk with a high speed pursuit, said S/Sgt. Richard Weseen, of the Quesnel RCMP. The youths did the right thing by complying with the suspects demands to avoid a physical altercation.

The male suspect was described as 6 feet tall, skinny, and was wearing a black hoody and a white dirt bike helmet. The female suspect was described as 5’7, skinny, and was wearing a black hoody and a black mask over her face.

The police ask for anyone who observes the 2013 grey Chevrolet Malibu (BC license plate SJ946R) to call 911 and not to approach the vehicle. Anyone with dash cam video from the 711 store parking lot from 2:00 a.m. and 2:50 a.m. on July 27, 2023 is asked to contact the Quesnel RCMP at (250)992-9211.

Released by:

Sgt. Richard Weseen
Operations NCO
Quesnel RCMP
584 Carson Avenue, Quesnel, BC V2J 2B5
Office: 250-992-0502
Cell: 250-925-4685
Fax: 250-992-9312

Email: richard.weseen@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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