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2 Saskatoon carjackings ends with crash, man in custody

A man is facing numerous charges after two carjackings in Saskatoon. File / Global News

A man was caught by Saskatoon police after crashing a stolen truck into a building following two carjackings.

Officers first spotted a stolen black GMC Sierra early Saturday morning and when they tried to pull it over, the driver refused to stop.

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The air support unit followed the truck to the intersection of 22nd Street and 2nd Avenue where it crashed into a Nissan Frontier.

The GMC driver then allegedly pulled what appeared to be a firearm on the Nissan driver and took off in that truck, eventually abandoning that truck in the 1300-block of 8th Street East.

At that point police said he tried to steal another vehicle.

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He ended up crashing a Dodge Ram into a building and was arrested.

A search turned up a pellet gun.

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The 27-year-old man is facing 12 charges including armed robbery, possession of stolen property and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.

He is scheduled to appear Monday in Saskatoon provincial court.

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