October 7, 2020
Car-jacking suspected to be linked to drug sales
Delta Police began investigating a suspected car-jacking October 4 in North Delta, and quickly determined the incident was likely linked to illegal marijuana sales.
A DPD police officer was near the 11800 block of 88th Avenue, when he noted a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed just after 10 pm.
At that time he identified a man and a woman, who claimed to have been car-jacked at knife point. The speeding vehicle observed by the officer had apparently just been stolen from them. The driver indicated that she fell on the ground as the car was being driven away.
The driver and passenger claimed to have been lost in North Delta. However, police located the stolen vehicle shortly after the incident, finding boxes of marijuana products and marijuana, plus a purse with a large amount of cash. Police also recovered a knife in the vehicle.
“Marijuana may have a more benign reputation, but this incident shows there are clear risks associated to illegal sales of this drug,” says Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police.
The investigation into the car-jacking is continuing.