Tuesday, January 30, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
 
Carjacking – Arrest: C18-20662
 
On January 28, 2018, at approximately 9:20 p.m., a male suspect entered a convenience store located in the 900 block of Archibald Street. The suspect, who appeared disoriented, attended behind a counter and assaulted two employees.
 
He then attempted to pull an employee into a bathroom but was unsuccessful. The suspect then locked himself in the bathroom where he armed himself with a metal rod.
 
One employee suffered minor injuries and members of the Winnipeg Police Service were contacted.
 
The suspect exited the convenience store and attended to a nearby parking lot where he smashed a window of an unoccupied parked vehicle. He then attended Archibald Street near Elizabeth Avenue where he threw the metal rod at a passing vehicle.
 
As the suspect stood in the middle of the road, a southbound tow truck slowed down and attempted to pass him. The suspect jumped into the passenger side of the tow truck and uttered threats to shoot the driver, telling him to keep driving.
 
Officers located the tow truck travelling on Fermor Avenue near Archibald Street and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver slammed on the brakes and was able to flee while the vehicle was still moving. He suffered minor injuries and was later transported to hospital in stable condition.
 
The suspect got into the driver seat and began to drive erratically eastbound on Fermor Avenue. Officers were able to stop the vehicle on Highway 1 just east of Lagimodière Boulevard and the suspect was taken into custody.
 
Charles Raymond Holke, a 40-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
 
- Assault
- Robbery (x2)
- Forcible Confinement
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment
- Possession of a Weapon
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct in Enjoyment (x2)
- Uttering Threats - Cause Death or Bodily Harm
- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
- Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer
- Driving While Ability Impaired
- Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking Given by Officer in Charge
 
He was detained in custody.

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:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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