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No arrests in store robbery

WINNIPEG police are searching for suspects after a North Kildonan convenience store was robbed early Sunday.

Police say an armed male entered the store in the 400 block of Edison Avenue at about 3:40 a.m. and confronted two employees. He allegedly jumped over the counter and began removing an undisclosed amount of merchandise.

The suspect is described as approximately 25 years old, six-feet-tall, with a muscular build.

No one was injured and no arrest has been made, said Const. Jason Michalyshen, a spokesman for the Winnipeg Police Service.

Members of the major crimes unit have been notified.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Man missing after fire

RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating a Flin Flon man after a house fire in the northern Manitoba city.

A fire reported around 5 a.m. Saturday destroyed a home in which 59-year-old David Grange Preston was the lone occupant, RCMP said.

Preston was not found and police are concerned for his well-being. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Flin Flon RCMP at 204-687-1423.


Mounties seize cocaine

MOUNTIES in Thompson have charged two people after seizing cocaine during a search.

On Friday, RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in the northern Manitoba city and found 45 grams of cocaine as well as money, police said in a media release.

A 36-year-old woman is charged with possessing cocaine for the purposes of trafficking, possessing proceeds of crime and breaching bail conditions. She's being held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court this week.

A 27-year-old man is charged with possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possessing proceeds of crime. He was released and has a February court date.


Garage burns in Elmwood

FIREFIGHTERS spent Saturday morning battling a garage fire in Elmwood.

A fire was reported at a two-storey structure on Chalmers Avenue at about 4:45 a.m., Winnipeg police said.

Fire crews spent much of the day extinguishing the blaze. There were no reports of injuries.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 6, 2014 A4

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