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Calgary police look to identify suspect in daylight carjacking

Calgary police are looking to identify a suspect in a daylight carjacking in the city’s northwest.

According to police, around 1 p.m. on Aug. 5 a man threatened a woman on 16 Street between Westmount Road and Bowness Road NW. He told her to get out, and then got into the vehicle and drove off towards Memorial Drive, police said.

The man approached her vehicle from behind and opened the driver’s side door. He was carrying a screwdriver and told the woman to get out of the car, which she did immediately, police said.

The man was wearing a camouflage print bandana across his face, shorts and a black tank top with white lettering and carrying a khaki backpack.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his 20s, and approximately 6’ tall, with blonde hair.

The police have released a picture of a vehicle with similar make and model as the one that was stolen. It’s a red 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander and the original license plate number is BXD1386.

It is a reminder from Calgary Police Service that if you find yourself in a similar situation, do as this victim did and comply with the demands and call 911 as soon as it is safe for you to do so.

If you have any information about this incident, contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234.