Man pushes woman to ground, steals vehicle from driveway in West Lincoln: Police


Published December 27, 2021 at 9:38 am

A police investigation is underway after a vehicle was stolen in Smithville, West Lincoln on Sunday morning (Dec. 26).

At around 8:00 a.m., police say a woman briefly left her running vehicle unlocked and unattended in a residential driveway in the area of Cherry Avenue and Jane Street.

“The female confronted a male suspect as he entered the vehicles drivers’ seat. The female was pushed to the ground by the suspect and then stole the victim’s vehicle,” said police.

The victim sustained minor injuries.

The stolen vehicle was last seen driving west on Cherry Avenue. It’s described as a 2018 white Hyundai Tucson sport utility vehicle with Ontario licence plate CENL567, snow tires with black metal rims, and may have minor scrapes on the passenger front corner and front door.

The suspect is described as male, between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 5’9, with a slim build and short black hair. He was wearing a black jacket and a black cloth facemask.

“The suspect is associated to a gray four door BMW with black rims that had been in the area prior to and during the robbery,” said police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111 ext. 1009023, or Crimestoppers.

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