Police looking for suspect in Whitby hit-and-run

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Published June 30, 2022 at 11:25 am

Durham Police Central West officers were called to a private parking lot in Whitby at 80 Thickson Rd. S. just before 4 p.m. after reports of a fail to remain.

The victim, a 23-year-old woman, was in the parking lot when the suspect vehicle made minor contact with her car. The suspect vehicle, which is described only as a brown SUV drove away and the driver ran after the suspect vehicle trying to stop them from driving off. The female was dragged and sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

She was taken to a trauma centre. The suspect vehicle was last seen going southbound on Thickson Road.

There are no suspect descriptors at this time. The vehicle is described as a beige/tan SUV.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and provide statements to police. Investigators are also looking for any video surveillance or dash-cam footage from drivers in the area around the time of the collision.

If anyone has any new information pertaining to this incident, please contact Cst. Kettle of Central West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 3004.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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