Man carjacked after offering to help man claiming to be stranded motorist in Elie, Man.

RCMP say an Elie man had his truck stolen after offering to help another man Wednesday. The Canadian Press Images-Mario Beauregard

A man from Elie, Man. was taken for a ride and had his truck stolen after another man came knocking on his door Wednesday morning, asking for help.

Police say the suspect came up to the man’s Elie home around 9 a.m., telling the homeowner his vehicle had broken down and he needed a boost.

The homeowner agreed to drive the man to his broken-down vehicle.

But while the pair were en route, police say the suspect attacked the homeowner, forced him out of his truck and drove away.

He was last seen heading towards the Trans-Canada Highway.

Police searched the area but have not been able to turn up the suspect or the stolen vehicle — a red 2014 Ford 150 XLT with Manitoba plates EMV 397.

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The suspect is described as five-feet-10-inches tall and 170 lbs., with short, black hair and a possible deformed lower lip. He was wearing a black hoodie and jeans at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Headingley RCMP at 204-888-0358 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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