Winnipeg cops arrest carjacking suspects, one only 15 years old

A Winnipeg police vehicle. Shane Gibson/Global News

An adult woman and a teenage girl have been charged with robbery after a carjacking was reported Tuesday afternoon in a Sterling Lyon Parkway lot, Winnipeg police say.

According to police, two suspects approached a vehicle in the parking lot just after 5 p.m., pulled a 52-year-old woman out of the car, and assaulted her.

Officers spotted a woman trying to flee and arrested her. The second suspect, 15, was picked up by police the next day on Taylor Avenue.

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Police said the duo are also suspected in an another incident shortly before the carjacking, in which they allegedly assaulted a 77-year-old man and unsuccessfully tried to pull him from his vehicle.

Both victims suffered minor injuries, and the suspects have each been charged with two counts of robbery.

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