Friday, February 9, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

Friday, February 9, 2018

    
Carjacking – Arrest: C18-28447

On February 8, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of an attempted carjacking that had just occurred at the intersection of Albert St. and McDermot Ave.

The victim, a male in his 20's, had remotely started his vehicle which was running with the doors locked. As they approached the vehicle the victim and a friend were confronted by a male who demanded the keys and motioned to indicate that he had a weapon. The suspect was handed the keys but was unable to unlock the vehicle. The suspect left and began looking into other vehicles.

Police arrived and while speaking to the victim the suspect returned to the intersection. Officers attempted to arrest the suspect and were forced to use a conducted energy weapon to subdue the accused.

   
Dakota Francis RICHARD, 22, has been charged with:
- Robbery (Carjacking)
- Resist Peace Officer
- Identity Fraud

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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