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.
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“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.
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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.