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Winnipeg police have been kept busy after two robberies in northeast Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg police quickly apprehended a group of suspects after a recent robbery in North Kildonan.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Oct. 6, police responded to a report of a robbery in the area of Headmaster Row and Rothesay Street. Three female victims, aged 16, 19, and 20 years, told officers they had been robbed of personal property by a group of six girls who stole their personal property before fleeing on foot. The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Later that evening, the suspects were overheard discussing the robbery and police were contacted. The six suspects were arrested together and without incident.

The East District Crime Unit continued its investigation and charged all six suspects with robbery with violence for their alleged involvement in the robbery.

Two 13-year-olds and two 14-year-olds were detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre. Two 15-year-olds were released on promises to appear.

Investigators are searching for a suspect following a robbery in East Elmwood on Oct. 7, though.

Winnipeg police were dispatched to a gas bar in the 1100 block of Nairn Avenue at approximately 10:30 p.m. after a commercial robbery was reported.

The 20-year-old attendant told police a customer had entered the gas bar and then drew a weapon. The customer then demanded an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets, which he received before leaving on foot. The attendant was not injured.

The suspect is described as aboriginal in appearance, 25 to 30 years of age, and 5-7 with a large build.

As the Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate, anyone with information on the incident or the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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