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Thursday, July 5, 2018
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Strongarm Robbery Investigation: C18-143517
On July 4, 2018, at approximately 10:20 a.m., a 65-year-old female was walking to her parked vehicle in the area of Sargent Avenue and Sherbrook Street when she noticed two females following her.
A short time later, the victim was pushed to the ground from behind. As she fell on her hands and knees, one of the females grabbed her purse and dragged the victim causing minor injuries. The suspect was able to take the purse and then fled with the other female.
The stolen purse contained a number of items including an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency, banking cards, identification, a mobile phone and approximately 20 pills of Alprazolam (unknown dosage).
The Winnipeg Police Service reminds the public that taking large quantities of this medication alone or in combination with other drugs or alcohol could be dangerous to your health or fatal.
The first suspect is described as being Indigenous in appearance, 21 years old, 5'4" in height with long dark hair. She was wearing a black zip-up sweater with a red checkered shirt underneath it and black leggings. She was carrying a black backpack with red stripes.
The second suspect is described as being Indigenous in appearance, 21 years old, 5'4" in height with dark hair that extended beyond her shoulders. She was wearing a black zip-up sweater with black leggings. She was carrying a black backpack with pink stripes.
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).
Impaired Driving Arrest: C18-143857
On July 4, 2018, at approximately 7:00 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the 400 block of Hamilton Avenue for a report of a multi-vehicle collision.
A sedan had been travelling eastbound on Hamilton Avenue when it veered across the boulevard and westbound lanes onto the sidewalk area on the north side of the street. The vehicle then hit a bus bench and collided with two parked vehicles before coming to a stop.
The driver and the lone passenger of the sedan were transported to hospital in unstable condition. They were both later upgraded to stable condition.
Ayush Chaudhary, a 30-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle Cause Bodily Harm
- Driving While Ability Impaired Causing Bodily Harm
- Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample Blood
- Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample Breath
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