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Police make an arrest after armed robbery in Estevan, pursuit on Highway 39

Alleged culprit is facing several charges after incident occurred early Sunday.
Estevan Police Service Car

ESTEVAN - Members of the Estevan Police Service responded to a report of an armed robbery early Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m.

The assailant hired a local taxi company, then allegedly forced the driver from the vehicle at knife point and stole the vehicle.

Police located him travelling westbound on Highway 39, and with the assistance from the RCMP and Weyburn Police Service, disabled the vehicle with the use of tire deflation devices. The subject then fled on foot. 

The identity of the accused was determined through other investigative means and the subject was taken into custody around 4:30 a.m.

Riley Mills-Miller, age 23, of Estevan, is facing the following charges: stealing a motor vehicle with a weapon, threatening to use a weapon in committing an assault, failing to stop while being pursued by police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public, and failing to abide by a probation order. All charges are under the Criminal Code.

He has been remanded into custody and will appear in court on Monday morning. None of the charges have been proven in court. 

The driver of the taxi was not injured during the incident.

The Mercury will have more details as they become available.