Four teenagers were arrested within hours after an attempted carjacking Friday in Edina.
Police got a tip around 7 p.m. that the suspects — three juvenile girls and an 18-year-old male — were driving around St. Paul, and a Ramsey County deputy spotted the suspect car at a gas station in the 900 block of Lexington Parkway. The man in the car drove off, leaving the girls behind, and they were arrested and taken to the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.
The driver was arrested by Ramsey County deputies on suspicion of fleeing from police and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Hours earlier, a woman had been punched and sprayed in the face with a chemical irritant in the attempted carjacking in Edina's Country Club neighborhood. At 5:15 p.m., Edina police received a call about an attempted carjacking and aggravated robbery in the 4300 block of Sunnyside Road, according to a news release. The 49-year-old victim was returning to her vehicle when another car pulled up and two teenage girls jumped out, said they had a gun and demanded her car. The victim resisted and was punched and sprayed with the chemical, police said. The two stole the victim's wallet and cellphone, but didn't get the victim's vehicle.
Police thought the suspect vehicle was stolen in Minneapolis two days earlier in a different carjacking and the license plate was known, Edina police said.