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Males arrested after liquor mart thefts

Southdale Centre Liquor Mart among locations hit during nine-month spree, two teens arrested on Jan. 17

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Police have arrested two male teens in connection with their alleged involvement in a crime spree at liquor marts throughout the city that stretched across a nine-month period.


In a news release, officials say the Winnipeg Police Service received numerous reports of commercial robberies and thefts at liquor marts between April 22, 2013 and Jan. 10, 2014, which included the Southdale location.


Members of the District 3 Crime Unit continued with the investigation and were able to identify the two suspects, who were located and arrested without incident on Jan. 17.


The two male youth, 17 and 18, who are both from Winnipeg, have been charged with various robbery, theft, weapons and breach of court order offences for their alleged involvement. At press time, both were detained in custody.


The locations where incidents occurred include:
• April 22, 2013 — 900 block of Portage Ave.
• Sept. 5, 2013 — 1st 100 block of Vermillion Rd.
• Dec. 11, 2013 — 1000 block of Main St.
• Dec. 27, 2013 — 900 block of Leila Ave.
• Dec. 29, 2013 — 1600 block of Main St.
• Dec. 29, 2013 — 1000 block of Main St.
• Dec. 31, 2013 — 1000 block of Main St.
• Jan. 2, 2014 — 1600 block of Ness Ave.
• Jan. 3, 2014 — 1000 block of Main St.
• Jan. 3, 2014 — 1600 block of Ness Ave.
• Jan. 6, 2014 — 1000 block of Main St.
• Jan. 8, 2014 — 1600 block of Ness Ave.
• Jan. 9, 2014 — 900 block of Portage Ave.
• Jan. 10, 2014 — 900 block of Portage Ave.
• Jan. 10, 2014 — 1000 block of Main St.
• Jan. 10, 2014 — 900 block of Portage Ave.

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