Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Police get their clown, er, robber

  • Print

A man dressed as a clown and armed with a handgun robbed a Transcona-area credit union Tuesday afternoon.

Winnipeg police said the man was fully dressed as a clown – pink hair, mask, polka-dot shirt – when he confronted a teller at the Crosstown Civic Credit Union in the 1500-block of Regent Avenue West at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Several police units responded to the call, including the K-9 team, which tracked a suspect to a nearby location where he was arrested and taken into custody.

The stolen cash was recovered.

Rondell McGarrett Johnson, 39, has been charged with robbery with a firearm, wearing a disguise with intent to commit a crime and public mischief.

 

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

Comments are not accepted on this story because they might prejudice a case before the courts.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Keri Latimer looks for beauty in the dark and the spaces between the notes

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS 070619 LIGHTNING ILLUMINATES AN ABANDONED GRAIN ELEVATOR IN THE VILLAGE OF SANFORD ABOUT 10PM TUESDAY NIGHT AS A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS PASSED NEAR WINNIPEG JUST TO THE NORTH OF THIS  SITE.
  • A red squirrel peaks out of the shade in a tree in East Fort Garry, Sunday, September 9, 2012. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should political leaders be highly visible on the front lines of flood fights and other natural disasters?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google