FRAUD ARREST R11-114933
Between March 24, 2008 and December 11, 2011, a female suspect defrauded four victims out of a quantity of money after responding to a variety of online classified ads.
The suspect promised to sell the victims tickets to various concerts and sporting events, however after receiving the agreed amount of money, she failed to forward the promised tickets to the victims.
The incidents are as follows:
· March 24, 2008 concert - $400.00
· November 12, 2008 sporting event - $375.00
· Between November 11 and 13, 2011 concert and sporting event - $730.00
· Between November 30 and December 11, 2011 sporting event - $260.00
As a result of a lengthy investigation by members of the Winnipeg Police Service Commercial Crime Unit, Anita Lorraine ABREY, 37 years was identified, arrested and charged with the following offenses due to her alleged involvement:
· Fraud Under $5000.00 x 4
She has been detained.
COMMERCIAL ROBBERY ARRESTS C12-55170
On March 27, 2012, at approximately 3:00 p.m., several uniform patrol units responded to a stabbing incident at a business in the area of the 2100 block of Pembina Highway.
The investigation has revealed that a 39 year old male Loss Prevention Officer, through the course of his duties, observed two female suspects steal a quantity of merchandise and exit the store, making no attempt to pay for the items.
The LPO subsequently approached the suspects at which time they became combative. It was at this time both suspects produced a knife, one of which assaulted the LPO causing an injury. Both suspects fled the area on foot with the stolen property.
Due to the efforts of District 6 uniform patrol members, both suspects were located and arrested a short distance away. They were conveyed to the District 6 Station for further processing by Detectives.
One of the suspects became belligerent and continued to yell and swear at officers.
As the investigation progressed, officers discovered that the two suspects had been involved in a previous robbery incident. It was learned that the two suspects confronted a 24 year old female in the area of Pembina Highway and Markham Road. One of the suspects produced a knife and attempted to stab and rob the victim of her purse. The victim was not injured and no property was stolen. The suspects fled the area.
Jenny Lee LANDRY, 25 years has been charged and detained due to her alleged involvement: Robbery with a Weapon, Aggravated Assault of Peace Officer, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose and Fail to Comply Conditions Undertaking.
Tamara Elizabeth SMITH, 25 years has been charged with the following offences due to her alleged involvement: Robbery with a Weapon x 2. She has been detained.
STRONG ARM ROBBERY C12-54912
On March 27, 2012, at approximately 5:00 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service were notified of a robbery incident that occurred in the area of Pacific Avenue and Isabel Street.
It was determined that a 19 year old male victim was walking in the area when he was approached by an unknown male requesting a cigarette. It was at this time several other male suspects approached the victim from behind and proceeded to assault him. Injuries were sustained.
The victim was robbed of his shoes, clothing items, wallet and a quantity of cash.
The suspects are described as: Males, Aboriginal in appearance, between 17-20 years of age.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact police at 204-986-6668 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
For further information contact either:
Constable Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Fax: (204) 986-3267
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