Kelowna RCMP investigate car-jacking

RCMP are searching for an armed suspect and a stolen SUV following a daytime car-jacking Sunday afternoon in Kelowna.

On Sunday, April 7th just before 1:30 pm - Kelowna RCMP responded to a hotel in the 1000 block of Harvey Avenue for a 911 emergency call of a car-jacking just committed. Police have learned that an unknown male suspect entered the rear seat of the victim’s motor vehicle, triggered what sounded like a taser device and told the woman to get out.

RCMP Corporal Jesse O’Donaghey says "the victim promptly exited her vehicle and ran away after she turned around and observed what appeared to be a firearm in the suspect’s possession."

The suspect was described to police as a male in his late 20’s or early 30’s, about 5-foot-8, with short blonde balding hair, a wide mouth and poor complexion. He was seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a blue windbreaker and dark coloured jeans.

He fled in an unknown direction in the woman’s black 2015 Hyundai Tucson bearing British Columbia licence plates HG282D.

If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you or you know the current location of the stolen Hyundai, you are urged to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 - or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net