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Robbery hospitalizes pair

Two men were taken to hospital after an armed robbery Friday evening and four suspects remain at large.

Police said a 51-year-old store employee or owner was stabbed and a 62-year-old customer was assaulted in the robbery at Paul's Solo Store in the 800 block of Mountain Avenue at about 7:20 p.m.. The victims are in stable condition, police said Saturday.

The suspects are described as four men in their 20s who concealed their identities and robbed the store of lottery tickets, tobacco and cash.

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

 

Arrest in Monday shooting

Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting Monday afternoon in Winnipeg.

A 17-year-old male was shot in the 600 block of Manitoba Avenue after two men forced their way into a residence. The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable condition, police said Saturday.

Police on Monday arrested Jordan Joseph Owen, 20, for his alleged involvement.

On Friday afternoon, police arrested a second suspect, Michael Langford Conrad Kelly, 19, of Winnipeg. A warrant had been issued for his arrest and police had requested the public's assistance in locating him. He was found in a residence in the 600 block of Manitoba Avenue, not far from the scene of the shooting. He was arrested and charged with numerous offences including attempted murder and several firearms charges. He remains in custody.

 

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 13, 2014 A5

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