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Police seek help in optical robberies

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Winnipeg police are looking for a few extra eyes as officers seek to solve break-ins at local optical shops.

Police have received reports of 10 break-and-enters between May 16 and July 1 at various stores around Winnipeg. Between property damage and stolen merchandise, the monetary effects of the thefts are in excess of $40,000.

In northeast Winnipeg, a store in the 1400 block of Henderson Highway was victimized on June 1 and June 4.

In northwest Winnipeg, a store in the 1400 block of McPhillips Street was broken into on May 16, one in the 2200 block of McPhillips Street was hit on June 6, June 10, and July 1, and one in the 600 block of Leila Avenue was robbed June 14.

In west Winnipeg, a theft occurred at a store in the 400 block of Portage Avenue on May 17, and in southwest Winnipeg, a shop in the 1800 block of Grant Avenue was broken into on May 30 and June 10.

As the District 3 Crime Unit continues its investigation, anyone with information about any of the incidents or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2848 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

— Staff

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