A 22 year old Edmonton man is in custody charged with robbery after an incident that occurred early Tuesday morning. Just before 1:00 AM Police received a report of someone being pepper-sprayed in the 400 block of 5th Ave N. When Patrol officers arrived they spoke with a 23 year old Saskatoon man who indicated he had been walking on the street when a man approached him and demanded his phone. When the victim refused to hand over his property he was sprayed. Officers discovered the suspect a short distance away where he was arrested.
Personnel from Medavie Health Services West attended and treated the victim. No further medical attention was required.
The suspect will appear in Provincial court later Tuesday.