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Man and woman charged in robbery on Selkirk Avenue

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An 18-year-old man and 19-year-old woman are charged following a robbery early Friday morning.

Winnipeg police say at about 1:50 a.m. Friday, a 38-year-old woman was confronted by two suspects while walking in the area of the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue.

The victim was threatened with a large knife and robbed of her purse. The suspects fled in a westbound direction.

A short time later, the victim flagged down police officers.

At approximately 2:10 a.m., officers located and arrested two suspects in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Salter Street. Officers recovered the victim’s purse and seized the knife believed to have been used during the robbery.

An 18 year-old man and 19 year-old woman face numerous charges.

The man is charged with robbery with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He was released on a promise to appear.

The woman is charged with robbery with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, breach of probation, failure to comply with a sentence, failure to comply with the condition of a recognizance and uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm.

She was detained.

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Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 9:28 AM CDT: Edited

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