PHILIPSBURG:--- KPSM detectives are presently investigating a theft with the use of violence. This incident took place on Wednesday, July 10th at approximately 01.45 A.M. on Well road in Cole Bay. According to reports the female victim, while removing items from the pick-up truck belonging to her partner, she for a short period left the vehicle unattended to take the items into the house. During her absence, she heard a noise coming from the pick-up. When she looked outside she saw an unknown man dressed in very dark clothing attempting to steal the vehicle. She immediately ran back to the pick-up to obstruct the suspect from taking the vehicle. At that point, the suspect started to fight with the victim and pushed her away from the vehicle. The suspect then used the keys which were left in the door of the vehicle to start the vehicle. He then drove away with the pick-up. While driving away from the suspect collided with another vehicle that was parked in the area. The vehicle that was taken is a dark Blue Kia K2700 with license V-740 double cabin and tinted windows.
Anyone who has information about the vehicle or the suspect should immediately get in contact with the police department by calling. 54-22222 ext. 213/214 the anonymous tip-line #9300 or emergency number 911.
KPSM Press Release.