Man charged after allegedly throwing 67-year-old woman to the ground, stealing vehicle
RCMP file photo.
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:03PM EST
YARMOUTH, N.S. -- Police have charged a young man after he allegedly threw a 67-year-old woman to the ground and sped away in her vehicle just before noon on Friday in Yarmouth, N.S.
Nova Scotia RCMP spokeswoman Jennifer Clarke says the woman was getting into her vehicle in a grocery store parking lot when a man approached her and pulled her out of the car.
She says the man allegedly stole the woman's purse and cell phone, and sped away in the vehicle.
Police say the suspect struck another vehicle with the car while leaving the parking lot, and continued on towards Arcadia, where he nearly struck a worker at a road construction site.
Police say he was involved in a single-vehicle collision on the way to Tusket, and witnesses told police they saw him running into the woods.
Officers contained the scene of the collision and police say the suspect turned himself in a short time later.
A 24-year-old Upper Lahave man is facing a slew of charges including robbery with violence, theft of a motor vehicle, and drug impaired driving.
He has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to attend Yarmouth Provincial Court on November 13.