Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 04/27/2013 11:33 AM
Last Modified: 04/27/2013 12:19 PM | Updates
Winnipeg police have arrested two men related to a series of heists in which victims were targeted for cash during the winter.
In the first case, several suspects targeted a 46-year-old man behind the wheel as he parked in a garage in the 300 block of McAdam Avenue in the North End on Feb. 10. The man was forced to drive to a nearby credit union and withdraw an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects let him go unharmed but they took off in his car.
The next incident followed the same pattern, only this time, it was a 22-year-old man in a garage at Portage Avenue and Young Street on March 17 who was held up. The outcome was different.
The motorist confronted the suspects and took off with one suspect in the car, which later crashed. The victim and suspects fled the scene on foot.
In the third case, suspects responded to an online ad for a smartphone and when they met for the transaction, they confronted their victim and her two small children in a car in the 700 block of Flora Avenue.
They robbed her of an undisclosed amount of cash.
It was the online factor that gave police the break they were looking for: A cyclist recognized his stolen bike for sale online and called police, who followed up and made the link between the online ads for the bike and smartphone.
On April 20, Winnipeg police arrested Derrick Duff, 25, and on April 26, they arrested Dalton Roussin, 19. Both suspects face a number of charges related to the incidents. They are in custody at the remand centre.
Updated on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM CDT: Remand
12:19 PM: Edited sentence
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.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Shaw Park spectacle
Bookings altered for Redford flights: report
Group says B.C. doctor not in Ebola quarantine
Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine
Collision kills driver on Highway 10
Manitoba's phone-based health advice service celebrates 20th anniversary
New affordable housing agreement signed
Runway at Winnipeg airport reopening after repair work
Canada's Damian Warner, Jim Steacy win gold
Cochrane wins 2nd gold at Commonwealth Games
Hughes renews call for children's advocate independent of government
Man found by firefighters identified
Steeves proposes halving malathion buffer zones
Canada plans new sanctions against Russia
Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed
Sixth and last suspect being sought in Polo Park robbery, confinement case
Moore out, Kelly in against Ti-Cats
Salaries of First Nation leaders online
5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit
Canadian wrestlers win 2 gold in Glasgow
Suzuki recalls nearly 26,000 cars for fire risk
China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
One Bad Son plays some feel-good rock at News Café
Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session
Filmmaker finds beauty in decay in doc-style music video about Winnipeg
Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody
Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages
Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win
Jets sign Frolik to one-year deal
Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats
Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
Hungry cat wakes owner before home burns
Cyclist made tourniquet from pants after shooting
Beautiful day, and week, ahead
Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal
Legendary pitcher Jenkins sees familiar dreams at Shaw Park
Study: 35 per cent in US facing debt collectors
Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin
Hajrullahu named special teams player of the week