Attempted carjacking thwarted by police dog in Penticton – Penticton News

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Carjacker caught by dog

An attempted carjacking at a Penticton car wash Tuesday drew a quick response from local RCMP and a local man is now in custody.

On 22 November at At 11:30 a.m., police responded to the Super Wash on Main Street after a woman washing her SUV saw a man get into her vehicle and try to start it.

The woman confronted the man, who then assaulted her by pushing her and hitting her in the head before fleeing the scene on foot down a nearby alley.

Police flooded the area and brought in a police dog that got a tracking scent and found the man.

The 44-year-old man was arrested and charged with violence and robbery. He was placed on probation and is due in court on January 25, 2023.

“This incident could have turned out a lot worse,” said Sgt Jason Bayda, spokesperson for the Penticton South Okanagan RCMP.

“Fortunately, the woman was not seriously injured.”

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