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Winnipeg police are cautioning the public about robbery suspects in central Winnipeg who are posing as undercover police officers.

In the past two weeks there have been several strong-arm robberies during which victims were confronted by one or two suspects who demanded money and/or property.

"During some of these occasions, my understanding is at least three of these occasions, the suspects were identifying themselves as undercover police officers," said Const. Jason Michalyshen at a press conference Tuesday.

"Are they doing that to gain some sort or compliance, put the person at ease initially, catch them off-guard? I don’t know what their motivation is. They’re not providing any kind of identification or wearing a uniform or anything like that. They are acknowledging they are undercover police officers and certainly is a situation that is concerning to us."

He said a general description of the suspects is they are Causcasian males with medium builds who weigh approximately 160-180 pounds and are in their 20s.

The victims were not injured during the incidents.

Anyone approached in this fashion or who has information about previous incidents is asked to call the Division 11 crime unit at 204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477)

ashley.prest@freepress.mb.ca

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