Originally published on Jan. 7, 2022By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Suspects have been arrested in connection to a carjacking in Edina on Friday evening, where two teenage girls allegedly punched a driver and sprayed her with mace.

The Edina Police Department says the attempted carjacking happened around 5:15 p.m. on the 4300 block of Sunnyside Road, in the city’s Country Club neighborhood. The victim reported that she was leaving a friend’s place when another vehicle pulled up next to her car and two teenage girls jumped out.

The girls demanded the woman’s car and told her they had a gun. When the woman resisted, they punched her and sprayed her with mace. The teens made off with the woman’s wallet and cell phone.

Authorities say that four suspects were arrested around 7 p.m. Friday. A Ramsey County deputy found the suspected vehicle at a gas station on the 900 block of Lexington Parkway in St. Paul.

The driver fled the area, leaving behind three teenage girls, who were taken into custody for probable cause in connection to the Edina carjacking.

The driver, an 18-year-old, was arrested for fleeing and possession of a stolen vehicle. The car was stolen Wednesday in Minneapolis, police say.