Thursday, February 18, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Commercial Robbery Arrest – C16-34172
On February 18, 2016 at approximately 9:30 a.m. members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched to a grocery store in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue for the report of a commercial robbery.
Officers arrived to find that the individual responsible for the robbery was being held for police and that an adult male had suffered serious injury as a result of being stabbed in the upper body.  He was transported to hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to stable.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation.  It was learned that the accused, armed with a weapon, had entered the store and demanded and received an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.  The victim, along with another employee, was injured while struggling with the accused.
An 18-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Disguise with Intent and Assault for his alleged involvement.
He was detained in custody.


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   Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
   Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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