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Vancouver police: Teens stabbed during attempted theft of Door Dash driver’s car

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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Two teenage boys were stabbed Thursday night after police say they tried to rob a food delivery driver of his car at an apartment complex in central Vancouver.

Both boys, ages 16 and 14, were taken to a local hospital with not life-threatening injuries. The alleged victim was also taken to the hospital for injuries, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in an email Friday.

Vancouver police responded around 8:20 p.m. for a reported assault with a weapon at the Marketplace Apartments, 2900 General Anderson Ave.

The victim, who was not identified, was making a delivery for Door Dash and left his car running. The car has a push button start and stop, and he had the key fob with him, Kapp said.

He walked back to his car after the delivery and found three males inside. The male in the driver’s seat attempted to drive away, but the car stalled. The delivery driver then confronted the males, and they exited his car. They began yelling, swearing and walking aggressively toward him, according to police.

The delivery driver took out a pocket knife and told the males to stay away from him. Two of them began to assault him, and he stabbed both in self-defense, police said. The third male never touched him, Kapp said.

The two teens who were stabbed ran from the scene. The delivery driver called 911, and a family member of the two teens also called 911 to report the stabbing.

Arriving officers provided first aid to the teens until they were taken to the hospital.

Kapp said police are referring charges of first-degree robbery against both teens.

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