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Pair arrested after multiple muggings

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WINNIPEG - Police have arrested two men after four robberies downtown Sunday night.

Police said at about 9 p.m., three men confronted and beat a man near Portage Avenue and Fort Street before making off with his belongings. At about 9:45 p.m., three men approached another man near Main Street and McDermot Avenue and told him they had a gun. The men then robbed the victim.

At about 10 p.m., three men went up to a 23-year-old man near Bannatyne Avenue and McDermot Avenue.

The suspects then beat the man after he told them he had nothing, said police.

The man did not require medical attention.

Minutes later, two men approached a 59-year-old man near Albert Street and Bannatyne Avenue and robbed him.

Police arrested a 22-year-old man at about 10:10 p.m. and charged him with four counts of robbery, utter threat to cause death or bodily harm and probation breaches. He is at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

At about midnight, police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the robbery string and charged with four counts of robbery, and probation breaches. He is also at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Police said another arrest is anticipated.

History

Updated on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 4:59 PM CST: Correction: The robberies took place Sunday night. Incorrect information appeared in a previous version of this story.

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