ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Police in Newfoundland and Labrador's capital city responded to a Grinch-like robbery Saturday evening.

Police in St. John's say officers were called to a residence in the St. Clare Avenue area around 6 p.m. after someone reported the theft of a Christmas tree and its decorations.

They say a man had taken a tree and its decorations from someone's front lawn.

Police say a 53-year-old man was arrested and is facing charges including theft.

Investigators say a vehicle was also seized in connection with the incident.