The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. Manitoba RCMP say an officer is in serious condition in hospital after being shot late Wednesday in what they call a “serious incident” near the town of Onanole, about 100 kilometres north of Brandon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

Two youth have been arrested for allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint during a carjacking at the University of B.C. after they were spotted driving the stolen car.

A woman was returning to her vehicle on the 10th floor of the West Parkade on the UBC Vancouver campus at about 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 17.

Two men approached her, police said at the time, and one produced a small, palm-sized handgun and demanded the woman’s keys. She complied and the suspects took off in her grey 2007 Kia Spectra. She was unhurt.

The pair was arrested earlier this month, after someone called North Vancouver RCMP to report a reckless driver in their cul de sac.

“A great deal of credit is due [to] the alert person who called us,” said Sgt. Peter DeVries. “What they couldn’t have known was that they were actually helping take two violent, dangerous criminals off the street.”

Cpl. Chris Manseau with the BC RCMP could not confirm whether charges had been recommended.

READ MORE: Woman held at gunpoint during carjacking in UBC parkade


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