A young man is in police custody after an early morning carjacking at a Winnipeg gas station.
The victim called police shortly after 3:10 a.m. following a walk home investigators describe as “a significant distance.”
Just over an hour later police say an officer noticed the stolen SUV driving in the West Alexander neighbourhood.
Winnipeg carjackings in 2022 on pace to more than double 2021 numbers
The SUV was pulled over near Sherbrook Street and Ross Avenue and three people were taken into custody.
Police say a can of bear spray was found in the vehicle.
The alleged driver, an 18-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with robbery and possession of a weapon.
The two other people in the car have been released without charges, police said Tuesday.
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