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Police allege would-be thief shot his way out of vehicle when locks activated

EDMONTON — Police in Edmonton say a woman who allegedly witnessed someone breaking into her vehicle used the remote door locks to trap the suspect inside.

But police say the would-be thief appears to have shot his way out by blasting a window with a long-barrelled firearm.

Officers were called to the scene early Tuesday morning and the suspect fled on foot.

He was apprehended a block away.

A nearby home was also hit by the gunshot but no one was hurt.

Police were still looking for the gun on Tuesday, and said late in the afternoon that they had recovered a long-barrelled firearm.

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