A police vehicle races to block of the road shortly before the suspected car jacker is arrested. Screenshot from Jay Lutz video.

A police vehicle races to block of the road shortly before the suspected car jacker is arrested. Screenshot from Jay Lutz video.

VIDEO: Woman assaulted in Abbotsford car jacking, suspect arrested after collisions in Langley

Crime starts in West Oaks Mall parking lot, finishes with spike belt on Glover Road

A 42-year-old man is in custody after allegedly assaulting a woman in Abbotsford, taking her car, and colliding with several other vehicles in Langley before being arrested.

The incident began at approximately 4 p.m. on Friday (April 23), when Abbotsford Police received reports of a car-jacking in the parking lot of West Oaks Mall, according to Const. Mike Wilford, media officer for the APD.

The suspect allegedly approached a woman and tried to take her keys. When she resisted, he assaulted her, took the keys, and drove off with her vehicle. The victim was treated for minor injuries.

Shortly after at 5:12 p.m., the Langley RCMP detachment received complaints of an erratic driver striking several vehicles at the intersection of 200th Street and 66th Avenue before driving away, Wilford said.

RCMP officers located the vehicle within the hour and deployed a spike belt near Glover Road and 216th Street in Langley, Wilford said. He said the suspect was arrested without further pursuit after the vehicle came to a stop.

Langley RCMP officers turned over the suspect to the Abbotsford Police, who continued their investigation.

The APD is recommending charges of assault, robbery and theft over $5,000.

Video courtesy of Jay Lutz:

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