12/12/2013 02:02 EST | Updated 02/11/2014 05:59 EST

Would-be carjackers become carjacking victims

A couple who attempted to carjack a vehicle at a Surrey, B.C, gas station Wednesday night ended up losing the van to two other carjackers, according to the RCMP.

Police are also investigating a possible link to a stabbing nearby just 20 minutes before the carjacking incident.

The stabbing occurred just before 11 p.m. PT Wednesday on King George Boulevard near 135A Street. A 37-year-old man told police he was approached by a dark-skinned man and woman, and stabbed with a sword-like knife.

Twenty minutes later, police received a report of a carjacking at an Esso gas station at King George Boulevard and 104th Avenue involving an Indo-Canadian male and female.

The driver of a van told police the male threatened him with a small machete-style weapon.

The driver said he exited the van and handed over the keys to the vehicle. That's when two white males walked up and began arguing with the male and female would-be carjackers. One of the males then drove off in the van.

"It does appear to be a case of a carjacker being carjacked," Cpl. Bert Paquet said.

The man who was stabbed remains in hospital in stable condition.

The stolen van is described as a blue 2003 Dodge Caravan, B.C licence 823 RWF. It was last seen heading north on King George Highway.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Google map: King George Highway and 104th Avenue, Surrey