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Hospitalized in invasion

A 27-year-old man was rushed to hospital in critical condition -- later upgraded to stable -- following a home invasion and assault early Sunday morning.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., a lone male pushed his way into a residential suite on the 1000 block of Bairdmore Boulevard after the unknown intruder had knocked on the door.

The suspect shoved his way into the suite, which was occupied by a man and woman.

The intruder began assaulting the male. The female occupant attempted to intervene, biting the suspect on the right hand.

The suspect fled after robbing the couple of a cellphone.

Police report the suspect is described as Caucasian, 20 to 30 years old, 6-0 with a medium build and very short light brown hair.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Two sought in robbery

TWO male suspects are being sought in connection with the robbery of a gas bar in the 300 block of Wardlaw Avenue Sunday morning.

The suspects confronted an 18-year-old male employee. One was armed with a weapon and forced the employee to the ground. The business was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

Police are looking for two Caucasian men in their mid-30s, 6-2 and 185 pounds.

 

Arrest in cabbie theft

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a taxi cab driver early Monday morning near Main Street and Redwood Avenue.

The man is facing several charges, including robbery and carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of possessing a weapon.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. when the driver was confronted by the armed male passenger, who made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Patrol and canine unit members responded and within a short time the suspect was located in the 300 block of Redwood Avenue. He remains in custody.

 

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 18, 2014 B3

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