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Arrest in carjacking

RCMP arrested a 15-year-old male suspect in Headingley late Saturday night after a carjacking at gunpoint in downtown Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Const. Jason Michalyshen said a 40-year-old woman had parked on the 300 block of Kennedy Street around 6:40 p.m., when she was confronted by a suspect pointing a black pistol-style pellet gun at her. He allegedly demanded the keys to her vehicle. She complied, then ran to safety.

The vehicle contained the woman's purse, cash and jewelry.

RCMP spotted the stolen vehicle around 11 p.m. and pulled it over, taking the suspect and three passengers into custody.

The 15-year-old has been charged with robbery using a firearm, pointing a firearm and possessing property obtained by crime over $5,000.

 

Restaurant robbed

POLICE are looking for a man armed with knives after a Pembina Highway restaurant was held up shortly after midnight Saturday.

Const. Jason Michalyshen said the suspect entered the restaurant in the 2400 block of Pembina Highway around 12:30 a.m. and demanded cash from a 20-year-old employee. The young man was not injured.

"The suspect was observed to flee the area in a small, older model, maroon-coloured van," Michalyshen said. Police described the suspect as aboriginal in appearance, 23 to 35 years old and 5-10 with an average build.

The major crimes unit is investigating.

 

Ammo clip lost

POLICE are asking the public's help to find a lost ammunition clip in the downtown area.

Const. Jason Michalyshen said a magazine clip became dislodged while an officer was working downtown. The plastic magazine clip is black in colour and contains 15 rounds of ammunition. The magazine or the ammunition can be turned in to any police station or people can call 204-986-6222 if they have any information.

Arrest in stabbing

POLICE have arrested a man accused of stabbing two males in the early hours of Feb. 21 in an establishment in the 100 block of Osborne Street.

The suspect approached two males, who are alleged to have been rude to several female patrons, and produced a knife. Two men were stabbed but their injuries were non-life-threatening.

A 28-year-old man faces two counts of assault with a weapon and is being detained.

 

Fire in Tyndall Park

THE arson strike force is investigating a Tyndall Park house fire that occurred early Saturday morning. The fire, reported at about 12:30 a.m., was in the 100 block of Avery Drive and resulted in minor injuries to one male, including smoke inhalation, and $100,000 in damage. The male did not have to be taken to hospital.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 25, 2013 A5

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