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This article was published 24/9/2013 (1275 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Two young people were robbed on their way to school on Sept. 23.
At approximately 8 a.m. that morning, Winnipeg police responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery in the area of Roch Street and Chalmers Avenue. A 12-year-old boy was confronted by a male with a weapon, who demanded personal property from the boy. The suspect then left the scene in a grey four-door Honda Civic. The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described as aboriginal in appearance, approximately 18 years old, medium height and weight, and possibly has a slight beard or goatee.
Shortly afterward, at approximately 8:15 a.m., police responded to another strong-arm robbery report in the area of Kimberly Avenue and Roch Street. A 16-year-old boy was walking to school with two others when he was confronted by a man riding in a grey Honda Civic. The suspect, who had a weapon, demanded that the victim turn over personal property. He then fled in the Civic. The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described as aboriginal in appearance, 18 to 25 years old, approximately 6’ with dark hair and a dark beard or goatee.
The East District Crime Unit is investigating both cases. Anyone with information on either case is asked to call investigators at 204-986-2857 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).