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Man arrested after driver robbed of vehicle and personal items in Waterloo

A man has been arrested after a driver was robbed of his vehicle Sunday night, Waterloo regional police say.

Accused facing charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, robbery with a firearm

Just after 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, police received a report that the driver was robbed of his vehicle in the area of Holbeach Crescent in Waterloo. (Carmen Groleau/CBC)

A man has been arrested after a driver was robbed of his vehicle Sunday night, Waterloo regional police say.

Just after 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, police received a report that a man was robbed of his vehicle in the area of Holbeach Crescent in Waterloo. 

Two men allegedly approached the driver, showed a handgun and stole the driver's personal belongings along with his vehicle. 

"[The] vehicle was rear-ended by a black SUV before being stolen at gunpoint," police said in a tweet on Monday.

Police say they were able to locate the vehicle shortly after and one man was arrested. 

He is facing several charges, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, robbery with a firearm and impaired operation of a motor vehicle. 

There will be an increased police presence in the areas of Holbeach Crescent and King Street N. on Monday as officers conduct an evidence search.

The investigation remains ongoing and police are asking anyone with information or dash camera footage to contact them at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.

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