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Teen carjacking suspect found stuck in garbage can: Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police say a teenage carjacking suspect got stuck in a garbage bin after trying to hide from officers. Christian Aumell / CJOB / File

Winnipeg police say they found a teen wanted in connection with a violent carjacking stuck in a garbage can Monday afternoon.

Police say they were first called after a 68-year-old man was found lying injured in a back lane near Bannerman Avenue and Charles Street around 8:40 a.m. Monday.

The man told officers he had been run over by his own car after it had been stolen.

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He said he was getting into his vehicle when the suspects, a male and female, confronted him, hit him with an object and pulled him out of his car.

They then drove off, running the man over, causing serious injuries, say police.

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The man was taken to hospital in unstable condition.

Police say they found the stolen vehicle with a female suspect behind the wheel near McPhillips Street and Mapleglen Drive around 9:30 a.m. and gave chase.

The vehicle was eventually found abandoned in the Riverbed neighbourhood, police say.

Police say they were called back to the area by a neighbour who reported hearing someone calling for help from inside a residential garbage bin shortly after noon.

Police say they found the female suspect stuck in the garbage can, with the keys to the stolen vehicle.

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They say she got stuck in the garbage while trying to hide from police after ditching the stolen car.

A 16-year-old girl is now facing charges including robbery, aggravated assault, flight while pursued by a peace officer and dangerous operation of a conveyance.

She has been detained in custody.

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