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Armed suspect sought in overnight carjacking

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a report of a carjacking last night on Spruce Bay in Portage la Prairie.

According to police, at approximately 10:10 p.m., a male approached an idling car that was parked and waiting for a resident before entering the vehicle, produced a firearm, and struck the driver of the van with said firearm.

The 47-year-old male victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as an Indigenous male with a slim build, standing approximately 5-foot-10. He was wearing a mask or bandana around his face, a black jacket with fur around the hood and blue jeans. The van is a red Dodge Caravan with license plate HUT 784.

Police are advising the public to ensure their vehicle doors are locked when they are stopped.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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