A 61-year-woman suffered minor injuries while preventing a man from stealing her SUV in Charlottetown Thursday.

The woman offered the 29-year-old man a lift because he appeared to be injured and having trouble walking. When he reached his destination at the corner of Sydney and Weymouth streets, police say he tried to steal her SUV and assaulted her in the process.

She managed to get him out of her vehicle.

The Charlottetown man was arrested at the scene and faces charges of robbery and breach of probation.

It happened just before 4:30 Thursday afternoon.

The two did not know each other.