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Regina man arrested after allegedly stealing a taxi

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A 19-year-old Regina man is facing robbery charges in relation to an incident on Friday morning.

Desmond Key is also charged with fleeing from police, operating a conveyance dangerous to the public, and failing to comply with a condition of a release order.

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Police say they were called to the 1100 block of Angus Street after it was reported a man was trying to break into multiple vehicles.

As officers arrived on scene, they say they saw Key assault a taxi driver. He then stole the cab and drove away.

Police say the taxi driver did not sustain serious injuries.

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Police tried to stop the vehicle but it did not pull over.

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The vehicle then hit a fence and police say Key tried to run away.

He was later arrested without further incident.

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