Sunday, July 2, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Sunday, July 2, 2017
Attempted Abduction – Investigation: C17-142743
As previously released:
On June 29, 2017, Winnipeg Police received a report of an attempted abduction of a child. The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the front street in the 300 block of McKenzie Street. 
A mother was walking with her 4-year-old daughter when a male grabbed the girl and attempted to leave with her. The mother engaged in a physical confrontation with the suspect and was able to safely retrieve her daughter. The mother sustained a minor injury and received medical attention as a result. The child was not physically harmed.
After an extensive investigation, members of the Major Crime Unit have identified a suspect in this matter.
The Winnipeg Police Service is asking the public for their assistance in locating Ruben Kyle Mawakeesick, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg
He is described as Indigenous, 5'6" in height, approximately 147 lbs., with a medium build.
A warrant for the arrest of Mawakeesick has been issued for the following offences:
- Abduction of Person Under Fourteen Years of Age
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Interference
- Assault Cause Bodily Harm 
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information on Mawakeesick that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

For further information contact either:
Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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

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