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Friday, August 17, 2018
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Friday, August 17, 2017
During the 24-hour period between August 14 and August 15, 2017, the Winnipeg Police Service responded to 5 separate incidents involving firearms.
On August 14 at 1:15 a.m., 2 female suspects robbed a grocery store in the West Alexander neighbourhood. One of the suspects pulled out a long gun and chased customers out of the store while the second suspect stole various items from behind the counter. Both suspects fled. There were no injuries
On August 14 at 11:20 p.m. a lone female robbed a grocery store in the Weston neighbourhood. The lone female produced a handgun and robbed the employee of an undisclosed amount of cash. She fled on foot. No injuries were reported.
On August 15 at 10:50 p.m. a female armed with a handgun robbed the same grocery store as noted above. She fled on foot. There were no injuries.
On August 15 at 10:20 p.m. a male armed with a gun entered a restaurant in the Centennial neighbourhood armed with a loaded sawed-off shotgun. Responding officers were able to safely disarm the male and take him into custody. The suspect appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine.
On August 15 at 11:25 p.m. a 16-year-old male was walking in the Fort Rouge neighbourhood when he was confronted and robbed of his property by 2 suspects, one armed with a firearm and the other with a knife. The suspects fled in a vehicle. Patroling officers located the suspect vehicle and arrested 2 male suspects.
An additional incident occurred outside of the 24-hour window; In the early morning of August 16 Winnipeg Police responded to a report of a male shot in the East District of Winnipeg. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition. The Major Crimes Unit is investigating.
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