A 68-year-old man was injured when he was dragged by his own vehicle during a car-jacking incident in Bowmanville according to police.
The victim parked his car in front of the Royal Bank on King Street in Bowmanville on Thursday just before midnight. Police say He left his car running as he went to use the bank machine and when he looked out the window, he saw a male jump in the driver’s side door of the car. The victim ran out and grabbed a hold of the door handle as the suspect attempted to drive away dragging the victim for a short distance in the parking lot before letting go. The suspect then took off in the vehicle.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as male, white, approximately 5’ 9” tall. The stolen vehicle is described as a grey four-door 2006 Buick Allure with the license plate AVPZ 638.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Atkins of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1687.