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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Vehicle Robbery - Arrest: C18-105937
As previously released:
On May22, 2018, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a robbery in the 1000 block of McGregor Street in which a vehicle was stolen. Officers attended and searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
The 48-year-old female victim advised that she was sitting in her car when she was approached by two males. One male, armed with a handgun, demanded that she exit the vehicle. The victim complied and the male got into the driver's side of the vehicle while the second male enter the passenger side and sat down. The males fled with the vehicle which is described as a red, 2013, Toyota Corolla.
The suspects are described as Indigenous males, 20 - 25 years of age. One has a thin build with long dark hair, and the second has an average build with short dark hair.
On May 24, 2018, a 24-year-old female of Winnipeg has been charged with Flight while Pursue by Peace Officer, Drive Suspended and Possess Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.
The stolen vehicle was examined by forensics, identifying a possible suspect.
On May 26, 2018, the suspect and a second male attended a gas station in the 900 block of Henderson Hwy in a vehicle. The vehicle was reported stolen on May 12, 2018, to the RCMP and bearing a licence plate which had been reported as stolen on May 19, 2018.
They gassed up the vehicle, paid and the stole a bottle a windshield washing fluid before leaving.
On May 28, 2018, the suspect was located in the 600 block of Arlington Street standing behind the stolen vehicle and was taken into custody. The second male is still outstanding.
Blake Allan MORAND, a 31-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with Possess Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 X2, Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 and Theft Under $5000. He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information 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