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UPDATE: Police in Clarenville investigating carjacking, assault on woman

The RCMP in Clarenville are investigating a suspected carjacking and assault.
The RCMP in Clarenville are investigating a suspected carjacking and assault. - File Photo

RCMP says suspect is in custody

CLARENVILLE, N.L. —

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they have arrested a suspect in yesterday's carjacking and assault in Clarenville on Tuesday. 

More to come.


EARLIER STORY

A 65-year-old woman in Clarenville was reportedly assaulted during a carjacking Tuesday.

It happened just before noon on Manitoba Drive, where an unknown man was said to have gotten into the woman’s vehicle, assaulted her and tried to take her purse before driving off.

Police are searching for the man and vehicle.

The man is described as having a tattoo on the left side of his neck and was wearing a black leather jacket.

The vehicle is described as a four-door, gold-coloured 2006 Ford Focus with licence plate JHR 486.

Anyone with information about this incident or spots a vehicle matching the description is asked to contact Clarenville RCMP at 709-466-3211. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (TIPS is 8477), by Secure Web Tips at www.nlcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading the free and secure mobile app. Search the App Store for "P3 Tips."

Electronic tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are encrypted, entirely confidential and completely anonymous.


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