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Citizens help put an end to short crime spree

Update: September 25, 2018

Vancouver Police have arrested a man involved in a carjacking, multiple collisions, and assaults in the downtown core this morning.

At around 8:40, the VPD received a call from a man reporting he had just been pepper-sprayed in the parking lot at Cambie and Pender Street by a man who then took off in the victim’s car. The suspect drove erratically to the area of West Georgia Street and Hamilton, where he was involved in a number of collisions, including with a pedestrian.

The suspect jumped out of the vehicle, and when a group of construction workers gave chase, they were also pepper-sprayed. They were still able to hold the man for police at Hamilton near W. Georgia.

The 27-year-old suspect is in police custody.

The pedestrian was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.

It is very early in the investigation, but officers will be recommending a number of charges.