Winnipeg Police Use Car-Jacking Victim’s iPhone to Track Stolen SUV

Winnipeg Police Use Car-Jacking Victim’s iPhone to Track Stolen SUV

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police used a woman’s iPhone to help track her stolen SUV on Sunday night.

The 33-year-old victim was parked on Robinson Street near Flora Avenue when two males ordered her out of the vehicle. One of the suspects pulled her out by her sleeve before both sped off at around 11:30 p.m.

The victim’s purse and iPhone were still inside, so she activated the Find My iPhone service and tracked the stolen SUV to the area of Swinford Way and Carsdale Drive. Air 1 picked up the search and found the suspects in the 100 block of Swinford Way.

As police on the ground responded to the area, the SUV clipped the front of a cruiser car, jumped the median and rammed another a cruiser before stopping. An officer suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Both suspects were taken into custody and are believed to have been impaired by alcohol and drugs.

Ashtan Cole Peters of Winnipeg, 23, and a 16-year-old Winnipeg boy face numerous charges and remain in custody.

Police say while being processed, Peters spit into two interview room microphones, causing them to malfunction. He was additionally charged with mischief under $5,000.

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