Man Charged for February 16 Carjacking


2017-04-24 11:10 PDT

File # 2017-4966

A 31-year-old Coquitlam man is facing charges after a driver in a pickup truck sped away from police, carjacked another vehicle, and caused multiple collisions on February 16, 2017.

Haman Lamar Benamaisia currently faces one count of Robbery and one count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle related to the carjacking.

This file started at 10:00am on February 16, 2017, when a police car tried to stop a pickup truck in a parking lot in the 3000 block of Lougheed Highway. The driver sped away, crashed the pickup truck, carjacked a sedan, and then crashed the sedan before running away near the Coquitlam River.

This has been a high-priority file from the moment it started, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with the Coquitlam RCMP, the Coquitlam RCMP Investigative Support Team has been using all the expert resources at its disposal to ensure a solid, complete investigation. More evidence is being processed and more charges are possible. We have no other suspects.

Benamaisia was arrested without incident on Friday, April 21, 2017, on the same day that a warrant was issued. He is currently in custody in Coquitlam and his next court appearance is Thursday, April 27, 2017. Benamaisia is well-known to police.

Released by

Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580


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