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Police investigate Friday afternoon hit-and-run

A car owner was struck by their own vehicle after a thief stole it while it was left running outside of a business on Regent Street in the South End on Friday afternoon, according to Greater Sudbury Police Service
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The owner of a car was reportedly struck by their own vehicle after a thief stole it when it was left running outside of a business on Regent Street in the South End on Friday afternoon.

“The suspect had stolen the vehicle, (the owner) attempted to stop it and was struck by the motor vehicle,” Greater Sudbury Police Service Staff Sgt. Doug Ward said. 

The vehicle’s owner received non life-threatening injuries as a result of the incident, which took place at approximately 5:36 p.m. on Friday, and was taken to hospital. 

The vehicle is a grey Honda Accord with an Ontario licence plate CEVE349. Police are asking anyone who sees the vehicle to phone 911 or CrimeStoppers (705-222-8477), and to not approach it. 

The suspect has been described by the victim and witnesses as a 5’4” Causasian woman with dark brown hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a white sweater with black pants with white markings, a black hat and black and white running shoes. 

Police remain on the lookout for the suspect and vehicle, and anyone with information on this active investigation is asked to phone city police at 705-675-9171.

The public is being reminded to never leave their vehicles running and/or unlocked. 

“Even when you just run in for a second,” Ward said. “You never know what’s going to happen.”