24-year-old man in custody following police pursuit of stolen vehicle

A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a street robbery near Preston Avenue North and 108 Street West on Saturday evening. File / Global News

A 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon in Saskatoon’s Caswell Hill neighbourhood following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. He has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and dangerous driving.

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At 2:05 p.m., officers spotted a vehicle that had earlier been reported stolen.

Police attempted to pull the vehicle over at Avenue T and 20th street when the driver pulled away from officers.

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SPS were able to successfully use a tire deflation device twice, at two separate locations, on the vehicle.  Patrol officers then disengaged, allowing the air unit to monitor the vehicle’s movement.

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The man eventually stopped in the 1000 block of Avenue B North, before attempting to flee, however, officers were directed to him and he was taken into custody.

He will remain in custody until appear before a judge on Monday morning.

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