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Thursday, February 6, 2014
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Thursday, February 6, 2014
COMMERCIAL ROBBERY C14-26842 On February 5, 2014 at approximately 11:30 p.m. patrolling East District officers responded to a gas bar within the 1400 block of Henderson Highway for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.
Upon arrival officers learned that a lone male suspect approached the kiosk, propped open the door and demanded cash from the 18-year-old male clerk. When the clerk advised there was no cash available, the suspect demanded and received cartons of cigarettes. The suspect fled the store.
The suspect is described as:
Male, approximately 30 to 40 years with a medium build, light complexion and light colored hair. The suspect also had acne scars on his upper cheek bones and nose.
The suspect was wearing a checkered-patterned parka, a hoodie, and a dark colored neck warmer.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident or the suspect is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or CrimeStoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).
VEHICLE ROBBERY C14-26242 On February 5, 2014 shortly after 4:30 a.m. Division 13 Uniform officers responded to the report of 24-year-old male that had his vehicle stolen by two unknown male suspects, while parked in the area of the first 100 block of Marlow Court.
Upon arrival, officers met with the victim, who had sustained serious upper body injuries during the incident.
The investigation has revealed that the victim had pulled his vehicle over to make a phone call. While sitting in his vehicle a dark colored older model car pulled up and parked in front of him. At that time two unknown males exited the car, approached the victim's vehicle and demanded that he get out of the car.
One of the suspects, armed with a weapon, proceeded to break the passenger side car window. The victim managed to get out of the vehicle and was immediately pursued by both suspects. The victim was knocked to the ground, robbed of his personal property and assaulted about his upper body.
One of the suspects fled in the victim's vehicle, while the second suspect left in the older model vehicle that they had arrived in. The victim then fled to a nearby residence and summoned police.
Suspects are described as:
Suspect #1: Male, Aboriginal in appearance, approximately 25 years, with a heavy build.
Suspect #2: Male, Aboriginal in appearance, in his twenties, with a slim build.
Both suspects were wearing hoodies.
2006 Silver Infinity M35, 4-door with tinted windows, a broken passenger front window and a missing front grill
Manitoba Licence GVJ174
The stolen vehicle is similar in appearance to this photo:
This investigation is continuing by members of the Division 13 Crime Unit. Anyone who has any information about this incident, the suspects or the whereabouts of the outstanding vehicle is asked to contact 204-986-2848 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer Detective Sergeant Natalie Aitken, Public Information Officer