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Korean currency stolen in afternoon robbery

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Winnipeg police are asking the public to be on the lookout for any unusual transactions involving Korean currency.

Korean Wons were part of the demands during a robbery at a financial institution in the 3400 block of Portage Avenue Monday afternoon.

A Caucasian man armed with a weapon confronted several employees before fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, including the Korean money. No one was injured in the incident.

The 20-something suspect, standing over 6 feet tall and weighing in the neighbourhood of 180-200 pounds, is described having a thin build with dark eyes and dark eyebrows.

If you have any information on this theft, or if you have come across any strange purchases involving Korean Won, contact police at (204) 986-6219 or at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

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