Wednesday, May 25, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Strong-arm Robbery Investigation – Public Assistance Requested – C16-98024
On May 16, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Winnipeg Police received a report of a Strong-arm Robbery which occurred within a business in the 400 block of Portage Ave.
The 24-year-old female was accosted by a male suspect who then fled the area with the victim's purse.  As a result of the attack, the female suffered minor injuries.
The suspect is described as:
Aboriginal male, 30-35 years of age, 5'10" in height, medium build, short black hair, tattoo on the right side of his neck, wearing sunglasses, black baseball cap, blue jeans and carrying a backpack.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit.  Anyone with information regarding the incident or suspect involved is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


For further information contact either:
Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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