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This article was published 21/7/2020 (328 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Two men face numerous charges after a crime spree that started in southeast Winnipeg and ended in west Winnipeg within a two-hour timeframe.
According to Winnipeg police, a 53-year-old man and his 17-year-old daughter were walking to their vehicle near Rue Despins and Rue Jeanne d’Arc on July 13 at around 3:25 p.m. when they were confronted and their vehicle was stolen. During the robbery, a suspect threatened to shoot the man. While fleeing, the stolen vehicle collided with another car.
At around 5 p.m., the suspects broke into two neighbouring suites, and three males were robbed at gunpoint. While fleeing, the stolen vehicle collided with a nearby car, a construction loader and a garage. As the suspects fled, the stolen vehicle passed a cruiser car and accelerated to try and evade police. After abandoning the vehicle in a nearby back lane, the suspects were taken into custody after a foot pursuit.
After searching the stolen vehicle and the suspects, police seized several items including a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle; a paintball gun; and two knives. Police say the suspect seen driving the stolen vehicle was believed to be impaired by a drug. Dylan Richard Simon Ross, 24, from Winnipeg, and Eugene Bradly Shane Beaulieu, 21, from Winnipeg, face a string of charges.
Ross has been charged with five counts of armed robbery using a firearm; two counts of break, enter and commit robbery – dwelling house; pointing a firearm; disguise with intent; four counts of possession of weapon; four counts of possession of a firearm, restricted/prohibited weapon or ammunition contrary to a probation order; carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited device or ammunition; dangerous operation of a conveyance; operation of a conveyance while impaired to any degree by BAC or a drug or a combination of both; flight while pursued by a peace officer; and three counts of failing to exchange particulars in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act.
Beaulieu has been charged with five counts of armed robbery using a firearm; two counts of break, enter and commit robbery – dwelling house; pointing a firearm; disguise with intent; four counts of possession of a weapon; carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited device or ammunition; and failing to comply with a condition of undertaking.
They were detained in custody.