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Theft of beer ends in stabbing

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A 52-year-old man was stabbed when he confronted a man who stole his beer, police said Sunday.

The man was outside a convenience store near Keewatin Street and Logan Avenue around 3 a.m. Saturday when he was robbed of his beer.

The two men fought and the victim was stabbed in the upper body.

A store worker called 911 after the suspect tried to force his way into the store by breaking a window.

The victim was taken to hospital in stable condition and officers arrested the male suspect at the scene.

Members of the Division 11 Crime Unit continued with the investigation.

Mitchell Eric Cochrane, 23, of Winnipeg has been charged with aggravated assault, mischief and possessing a dangerous weapon.

He was held at the remand centre.

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