Senior run over by stolen vehicle, Calgary police searching for driver

Calgary 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 say the vehicle that was used 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, where he unsuccessfully attempted a carjacking.

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“A struggle took place and the suspect fled the area on foot after taking the second victim’s wallet,” police said.

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Police said they did an extensive search of the area and were able to find items they believe belonged to the suspect, including a handgun and several items of clothing.

As of late Sunday night, police were 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.

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