A Surrey, British Columbia, couple who attempted to carjack a vehicle at a gas station ended up being carjacked themselves on Wednesday night, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
CTV British Columbia reported that a driver claimed he was approached by an Indo-Canadian woman and man at an Esso gas station. The victim was threatened by the man with a machete-type weapon, and told him to give them the keys to his vehicle.
As the driver exited the vehicle, two other white males in their mid-20s walked up to the man and woman, starting an altercation.
One of the men then drove off in the Blue 2003 Dodge Caravan with licence plate 823 RWF.
“Until such a time when we can talk to all four suspects involved, we have to assume this was a case of carjackers being carjacked,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet told CTV News. “We certainly have no indication that there was a connection between the first thief and the other two males that arrived at the scene after he robbed a man of his vehicle.”
Police said the other suspects fled the scene.
Surrey RCMP began investigating nearby businesses for video surveillance footage and looking witnesses.
Police are also investigating a possible connection to a stabbing incident that occurred a few minutes later.
A 37-year-old man claimed he was stabbed with a sword-like knife during a physical altercation with a man and woman on King George Boulevard near 106 Avenue in Whalley.
He was taken to a hospital and remains in stable condition.
No arrests have been made in the case, according to CBC News.