Man tries to carjack a police car

Surrey Mounties were working under cover in an unmarked vehicle.

A would-be carjacker picked the wrong vehicle to target in Surrey on Monday afternoon.

On Nov. 9 at 6:25 p.m. two on-duty Surrey RCMP plainclothes officers had stopped in the area of 71 Avenue and 135 Street in an unmarked police car when they were approached by a male who had unsavoury plans for the car and its occupants.

Needing a quick ride, the suspect grabbed one of the undercover police officers from the driver’s seat and tried to pull him out of the vehicle in an attempt to steal the car. The Mounties identified themselves as police officers and nabbed the man.

Kyle Blair Berg, a 25-year-old Penticton resident, was arrested in connection with the incident. Berg also had a warrant in Penticton for wearing a disguise with intent.

Berg remains in police custody  and faces possible new charges of robbery and breach of probation, along with the warrant.

“This had the potential to be a frightening incident and we are thankful that our officers were in the right place at the right time,” said Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “The suspect got the ride he wanted, but probably not to the location he was hoping for.”

 

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