A wild two-day crime spree this week in Charlottetown has landed a Bonnie and Clyde-like pair of suspects in jail.
Charlottetown Police Services arrested and jailed a 30-year-old male and a 20-year-old female, both from Cornwall, after numerous criminal offences beginning Wednesday at 6:27 p.m. and ending at 12:37 a.m. Thursday morning.
The accused male was arrested in connection with two assaults, one theft charge, two charges of possession of stolen property, two dangerous driving incidents, and one charge of evading police.
These offences resulted from two different incidents of theft and shoplifting, and the assaults involve employees at these stores.
The accused was eventually apprehended when his car crashed into the ditch on the Malpeque Rd., near the Petro Can. Police said the accused was not being pursued by police at time of the collision.
Police had originally located and pursued the suspect vehicle at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday evening but abandoned the chase when the driver accelerated to dangerous speeds. The vehicle was later located in the ditch just after midnight.
His female accomplice has also been arrested for her involvement in both the thefts and assaults.
Police said no serious injuries were sustained by any persons involved in this series of crimes.
Other charges could be laid as well, said police.