An arrest has been made in Vancouver after a series of road rage incidents and purse snatching attempts today.
A 36-year-old faces criminal charges after the whole ordeal, which lasted about four hours this morning.
It began shortly before 8:00 this morning when a grey Acura was stolen in Richmond. Soon after, it was involved in a road rage incident where the driver reportedly pointed a gun at another driver.
A couple hours later around 11:30 near Glen Drive and Terminal Avenue, the suspect allegedly tried to steal the purse off a 19-year-old woman, who managed to fight him off before the man drove off without the purse.
And just a half hour later in the city’s west side near 18th Avenue and Laurel Street, a 34-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint and had her purse stolen.
Vancouver police officers then spotted a stolen grey Acura in the parking lot of Kingsgate Mall around 12:45, which teed off a police chase which ended at Quebec Street and First Avenue.
The man behind the wheel and the alleged purse snatchings was taken to hospital for a medical assessment before being transported to Vancouver jail.