A woman from Steinbach was arrested over the weekend following an attempted robbery in Selkirk.

Tara Seel with Manitoba RCMP says their detachment in Selkirk received a call on Saturday at approximately 10 pm. Police were told of an attempted robbery at a retail store along Manitoba Avenue. It was reported that a Loss Prevention Officer had been threatened with a knife before the suspects fled in a black SUV, leaving carts full of merchandise behind.

Officers attended immediately and located the black SUV at the intersection of Manitoba Avenue and Highway 9.

"We initiated a traffic stop and at that time we were able to confirm that these were indeed the individuals involved in the robbery," says Seel. 

According to Seel, the driver of the vehicle is a 66-year-old female from Steinbach. 

"She was found to have a warrant for her arrest for a previous theft under $5,000," says Seel.

The front-seat passenger is a 51-year-old female from Bloodvein First Nation. She was found to have a warrant for her arrest for taking a motor vehicle without consent. 

A rear female passenger, 31-year-old Maureen Young from Winnipeg has been identified as the individual who wielded the knife. 

"All three of those females, as well as a 43-year-old male passenger, who was in the rear of the SUV, were taken into custody," says Seel.  "This now was on separate multiple offenses and a couple of active warrants."

Police say Young was charged with failing to comply with a release order condition, possessing property obtained by crime, robbery with an offensive weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. She was remanded into custody.

The male was charged with theft under or equal to $5,000. He, along with the other two females in the vehicle, were released with court dates. 

As mentioned, Seel notes the Steinbach woman was arrested because of an outstanding warrant. She says the investigation will continue and there could be additional charges related to her involvement in this robbery. 

"That hasn't been determined as of yet," she says. "But our officers continue to look into the matter."

Seel says she is very happy to report that neither the Loss Prevention Officer nor anyone else in the store was physically injured.