Man charged in dramatic crime spree in downtown Vancouver
Police respond to an alleged carjacking and hit-and-run in downtown Vancouver on Sept. 21, 2018.
A 27-year-old man has been charged in connection with a dramatic crime spree that unfolded in downtown Vancouver last week.
Jesse William Swain has been charged with three counts of assault with a weapon and individual counts of robbery, theft under $5,000, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, failure to stop an accident involving bodily harm, and failure to stop at an accident with a vehicle.
Police said the accused, who is a Vancouver resident, remains in custody.
Swain was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly carjacked an SUV in a parking lot then crashed into multiple vehicles and a pedestrian near Georgia and Hamilton streets.
Police allege he also pepper-sprayed several Good Samaritans who tried to chase him as he was trying to flee the scene.
Construction workers were ultimately able to hold the suspect until officers arrived.