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News briefs for Sunday, September 25, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Sunday, September 25, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Sunday, September 25, 2022

1:45 PM

Police seek information on Norwood East carjacking case

The Major Crimes Unit of the Winnipeg Police Service is seeking information and assistance from the public about a carjacking of a 72-year-old woman in the Norwood East area on September 21, 2022.

Police have released an image of the actual stolen SUV which is a green 2014 Subaru Forester with Manitoba licence plate FCM 461. The black steel “winter” rims are noticeably rusted, police said.

The male suspect is described as 20-30 years old, about 6-inches tall, with an average build, dark shoulder-length hair, and fair skin.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Previously the police revealed the suspect had assaulted the owner of the car. The woman suffered injuries and was subsequently transported to a hospital in stable condition.

2:21 PM

Winnipeg pair charged in three incidents involving robberies, kidnapping

The Major Crimes Unit has charged two suspects, one male and one female, for three serious incidents involving robberies and a kidnapping that took place earlier this month.

On September 14, 2022, police responded to a report of a stabbing at an apartment building in the 200 block of Edison Avenue. The victim, who had gone to the building thinking he was attending a party, was attacked and robbed of his belongings before he was stabbed. The accused stole his SUV and fled.

On September 15, 2022, at approximately 1:50 a.m., the suspects attempted to steal another car on the Perimeter Highway near McPhillips Street. The pair had asked for help from a 30-year-old man and attempted to rob him at knifepoint. The victim was stabbed during the confrontation but managed to flee in his vehicle and sought treatment at a hospital.

On September 21, 2022, a third male victim (in his 30’s) was threatened with a knife in a hotel suite in the 200 block of Main Street. Against his will, the victim was driven to Brandon where he escaped when they stopped at a gas station, and police were contacted.

The two suspects were later located in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, and taken into custody. A 25 years old man and a 27-year-old woman have been charged with various counts of robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault among others.

Both were detained.

2:40 PM

Five detained in fraud, drug and weapon offences

Five suspects have been arrested and charged with various counts of fraud, drug and weapon offences last week.

On September 22, 2022, two males were taken into custody at a retail store in the Polo Park area after it was believed they had taken merchandise, removed the security tags, and attempted to return items fraudulently. Some illegal identity documents including an altered driver’s license and 2.2 grams of methamphetamine were seized from them.

On September 23, 2022, at approximately 3:10 a.m., a West District General Patrol officer, aware of the arrests, observed a suspicious SUV parked near St. James and Ness Avenue. Further investigation revealed it was related to the accused and resulted in the arrest of the three occupants.

A search of the SUV resulted in the seizure of a number of items, including weapons, methamphetamine, and unlawfully-possessed identity documents.

Members of the Property Crime Unit continued with a detailed investigation. All five suspects from Brandon were detained.

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