Police are looking for three men involved in two separate armed carjackings in Coquitlam and Abbotsford.
Coquitlam RCMP say two men clad in ski gear stole a Ford Taurus at the Home Depot on United Boulevard Saturday before robbing a nearby private liquor store on Austin Avenue and Mariner Way at gunpoint at around 9:20 a.m.
An officer responding to the liquor store robbery saw the Taurus leaving the area but wasn't able to stop it.
About 10 minutes later, police received a report of a carjacking outside a lighting store on United Boulevard.
"They knew that they've been made in the Ford Taurus, and they wanted to ditch it," said Staff-Sgt. Mark McCutcheon.
The pair approached a parked Range Rover with two women inside. One of the men pointed a gun at the women and took the vehicle.
The car was found in Surrey later "totally burnt," said McCutcheon.
The women weren't hurt in the carjacking.
The two carjackers were wearing ski jackets, goggles, possibly ski masks, and had their hoodies up.
The Coquitlam RCMP Robbery Unit has taken over the investigation. The Taurus has been recovered, and is being examined for evidence.
In Abbotsford, police are still searching for a man wanted for multiple offences, including an armed carjacking.
The man was fleeing officers responding to a break-and-enter call at a rural home in the 30000-block of Nicholson Road at around 5 p.m. on Friday.
He jumped into a pickup - reported stolen from Burnaby - and headed south on Mt. Lehman Road, hitting a police cruiser parked at the end of the driveway.
Police tried to use a spike belt to stop the pickup, but it continued south until it crashed into another vehicle at Mt. Lehman Road and Cardinal Avenue.
At that point, the man, wielding a gun, forced a woman out of a Toyota Corolla, then used the vehicle to get away. No one was seriously injured.
The man, described as Caucasian, in his 20s or 30s and wearing a dark hoodie, was last seen heading westbound on Highway 1.
The 2006 grey Corolla, with B.C. licence plate 726 PHL, has not yet been found.
- Anyone with information about the Abbotsford incident is asked to call police at 604-859-5225.