Trio accused of trying to steal Ponoka man’s vehicle when he was in it

Three suspects who allegedly tried to steal a Ponoka man’s vehicle while he was in it were tracked down and charged by RCMP.

Ponoka RCMP said in a statement that they received a call on Tuesday at 4:52 a.m. that a man had been assaulted with a weapon.

The man was outside his vehicle when three males threatened him and tried to take his vehicle. The victim scared off two of the suspects, but one remained, assaulted the victim with a weapon and then fled. They did not steal the vehicle. The victim was treated in hospital for minor injuries and released.

RCMP, with the help of Police Dog Services, were able to quickly track down and arrest the three suspects without incident.

One youth has been charged with robbery, assault, and failing to comply with disposition.

An 18-year-old man from Maskwacis has been charged with robbery, assault, assault with a weapon and three counts of failing to comply with disposition.

Another 18-year-old, also of Maskwacis has been charged with robbery, assault and assault with a weapon.

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