Two Teen Girls Charged in Violent Carjacking

Two Teen Girls Charged in Violent Carjacking

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Two teen girls are in custody after police say they carjacked a woman and dragged a man several feet who was attempting to stop the robbery.

The victim was returning to her home in the 1600 block of Roy Avenue on Thursday evening when two young females approached. They tried to rob the victim and struck her over the head with a bottle.

A nearby neighbour came over to help, but was threatened. Both the neighbour and victim retreated to safety, while the suspects took off in the neighbour’s vehicle.

The homeowner suffered minor injuries in the attack.

The neighbour’s fiancé tried to stop the vehicle, but was dragged 10-15 feet. He also suffered minor injuries.

Police caught up to the vehicle in the area of Arlington Street and Logan Avenue, but not before it had hit several vehicles in the Weston area.

Police tracked the suspects to the area of Sinclair Street and Magnus Avenue, but it took off towards the 2300 block of McPhillips Street, where it was eventually stopped in a parking lot after colliding with two curbs and hit another vehicle.

The suspects, 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old girl, were injured in the crash, but cleared in hospital and taken into custody.

They both face robbery charges and failing to comply with a sentence. The younger teen faces more serious charges, including impaired driving, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and uttering threats.

— Staff

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