Saturday, February 18, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Robbery Arrest - C16-271640
Financial Institutions:
Between December 2016 and February 2017, members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to three bank robberies involving a lone male suspect.
On two occasions, the suspect indicated that he was armed with a gun and demanded money. During the incidents, he attempted to conceal his identity and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The incidents are as follows:
December 16, 2016, approximately 5:20 p.m. - Bank located in the 500 block of Sargent Avenue
December 30, 2016, approximately 3:50 p.m. - Bank located in the 600 block of Osborne Street
February 14, 2017, approximately 3:50 p.m. - Bank located in the 600 block of Osborne Street
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued to investigate and as a result, a suspect was identified.
On February 17, 2017 at approximately 10:40 a.m., officers located the suspect in the area of the 300 block of Portage Avenue and placed him under arrest.
Ortez Elmer ARGUETA, 35 years old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement:
Armed Robbery using a Firearm x 2
Disguise with Intent x 2
Unlawfully at Large
Possession of a Weapon x 2
Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Probation Order x 2
Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm
Assault with a Weapon
Possession of a Scheduled Substance - Cannabis
He was remanded into custody.

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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