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Monday, September 19, 2016
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sexual Assault Investigation C16-193854 On September 16, 2016, Winnipeg Police responded to a report of serious sexual assault that had occurred earlier that evening.
The victim, a female in her mid-thirties, was at a transit stop in the area of Disraeli Freeway and Sutherland Avenue at approximately 5:30 p.m. The victim was approached from behind by a lone male suspect when she was assaulted and rendered unconscious.
The victim awoke sometime later. She found herself in the area of Rover Avenue and Disraeli Street. The victim had been seriously sexually assault and robbed. She was treated at hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a male, fair-skinned, approximately 6-feet in height, thin athletic build in his thirties. He had short hair and a light brown goatee.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Sex Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).
Commercial Robbery Arrest C16-194993 On September 18, 2016 at approximately 10:30 a.m. a lone male suspect approached an employee at a hotel in 100 block of Marion Street. The suspect concealed his face with a hood pulled up, a neck warmer and dark glasses. He produced a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect fled, empty handed. The employee was not injured.
At approximately 11:00 a.m., on the same date this same suspect, again with his face concealed, approached an employee at a hotel in the 400 block of Westwood Drive. He produced a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect fled, empty handed. The employee was not injured.
A Tactical Support Team unit was searching the area near Roblin Boulevard and Dale Boulevard when they came upon a male matching the description of the suspect. The suspect was arrested.
A subsequent investigation by members of the Major Crimes Unit resulted in the suspect being linked to 17 commercial robberies occurring between July 31 and September 18, 2016.
Neil David Ernest CHEYNE, 38-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with various offences including: - Robbery x 7 - Robbery with Firearm x 10 - Disguise with Intent x 17 - Possess Weapon for Dangerous Purpose x 19 - Possess Prohibited Weapon x 6 - Use Firearm in the Commission of an Offence x 10 - Point Firearm x 10 - Theft Under $5,000 - Theft Over $5,000
Cheyne was detained in custody.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs