Police are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle believed to have run over a man in northwest Calgary Sunday afternoon.
In a news release Sunday night, the Calgary Police Service described a bizarre series of events starting with reports of a 66-year-old male pedestrian being run over multiple times in the 4600 block of 83 Street Northwest around 12:45 p.m. Police said the vehicle was stolen.
According to police, after witnesses tried to confront the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian, the driver pulled out a gun, got out of the vehicle and approached the driver of another vehicle.
He then reportedly attempted a carjacking on Mervyn Coombs.
“All of a sudden a guy came toward me, waving a gun, saying, ‘I want your van or I’ll shoot you,’ and I said, ‘No.’ Then he came towards me and we started to fight,” Coombs said.
“He knocked me down. I got back up again.”
Coombs wasn’t seriously injured and said the man then grabbed his wallet and took off.
Police said they did an extensive search of the area and were able to find items they believe belonged to the suspect, including a starter pistol and several items of clothing. They also found the stolen car in the back alley behind 83 Street.
Police are still searching for the suspect, who is described as a man in his 20s with a slim build, possibly wearing a ripped white T-shirt and grey sweatpants.
The 66-year-old man who was hit by the vehicle was taken to hospital in non-life-threatening condition.
Anyone with information about these events is asked to contact CPS at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers.
– With files from Global News’ Kaylen Small