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Scheme not golden

OPERATORS of a gold fraud scheme have returned to Winnipeg.

Winnipeg police issued a warning they've received numerous complaints in the past two weeks about victims buying what they believed to be valuable gold jewelry from a stranger that turned out to be worthless costume jewelry. A similar warning was issued by the WPS at the end of December.

Police said anyone who has been a recent victim should report the incident in person at a local police station.

Man robbed of medication

A man's trip to an all-night pharmacy early Monday morning was interrupted when he was robbed of his prescription medication.

Police said the 50-year-old victim had just left a pharmacy in the 1000-block of McPhillips Street at about 12:30 a.m. when he was confronted by two armed men who took his prescriptions and some personal property.

Both suspects are described as aboriginal in appearance, between 5-7 and 5-9 in height with a medium build.

The suspects drove off in a black extended cab pickup truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-2858 or Winnipeg Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

Bullets fired into house

TWO teens are in custody after a home downtown was shot up early Sunday morning.

Winnipeg police said officers were called to the 100-block of Frances Street at 4:30 a.m. Sunday after reports of gun shots.

An investigation found two male suspects had fired several shots into a home. There were five people in the residence at the time of the attack but no one was hurt.

The suspects fled but were tracked by a K9 unit to a home nearby in the 400-block of Alexander Avenue, where several people were taken into custody.

Police found two firearms in the home that are believed to have been used in the attack.

Kyle Justin Fawcett, 18, and a 16-year-old boy are both in custody and facing numerous firearms-related charges.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 26, 2013 B2

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