Two arrested in attempted carjacking in Burlington

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Two people from Hamilton have been arrested following an attempted carjacking in Burlington.

Police were called Monday night to the parking lot at Mapleview Mall after a woman was confronted by two individuals who demanded that she hand over her car keys.

Police say one suspect, a woman, indicated that she had a gun.

The victim flagged down a pickup truck that was travelling through the parking lot and asked the driver to call police.

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The two suspects then fled on foot but were found a short distance away by police and arrested.

Tanya Lyn Shepherd, 32, and James Neff, 35, both of Hamilton, have been charged with robbery.

They have been released on a promise to appear in court on May 17.

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