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Teen in custody after carjacking attempt

September 20, 2016 4:13 P.M.
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A 14-year-old Chilliwack girl is in police custody following an incident at the Shell gas station on Main Street in West Kelowna Tuesday morning.

Police were called after a teen allegedly approached a customer at the pumps with a knife, demanding he give her his car.

The man retreated inside his vehicle while his wife took cover inside the convenience store.

"RCMP officers arrived on scene to find the young woman, believed to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance and pacing in the parking lot," said Const. Jesse O'Donaghey.

"When verbally confronted by police the youth threw the knife towards an officer and ran from the officers on foot. After a short foot chase the young woman was taken into police custody without further incident."

Prior to the incident, the teen allegedly engaged in a verbal and physical altercation with a transit driver.

She reportedly produced her knife, threatened the driver and slapped him in the face.

RCMP Victim Services were called to the scene to assist.

The suspect remains in police custody. She faces potential charges including armed robbery, assault with a weapon and assault a police officer with a weapon.

Anyone with any additional information who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.

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