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VPD makes arrest in west-side carjacking

Vancouver Police arrested a 22-year-old man Sunday night after he allegedly forced a pregnant woman from her car and caused a multi-vehicle collision after fleeing in the stolen vehicle.

VPD officers were called to the area of Alma Street and West 4th Avenue around 8:30 p.m. last night, after a man got into a Honda Pilot that was parked and idling. The suspect allegedly forced the lone occupant from the car, then drove away.

About 45 minutes later, police responded to a collision near Granville Street and West 70th Avenue, after the same Honda Pilot crashed into three vehicles. The driver fled before police arrived, but officers located the suspect a short distance away and arrested him.

Police are now recommending charges in relation to the carjacking and the collision. No significant injuries were reported.