18-year-old arrested after man’s SUV carjacked at Winnipeg gas station

A young man is in police custody after an early morning carjacking at a Winnipeg gas station.

Police say a man’s SUV was stolen by a man armed with bear spray at the gas station in the first 100 block of Marion Street around 1:15 a.m. Monday.

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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.

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The SUV was pulled over near Sherbrook Street and Ross Avenue and three people were taken into custody.

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Police say a can of bear spray was found in the vehicle.

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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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