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Taxi Robbery

On January 7th, 2006 at midnight a taxi driver picked up a male fare in the 500 block of Main Street.

Shortly after entering the taxi, the male produced a knife and demanded money from the driver. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect proceeded to stab the victim. The victim was able to flee from the taxi and contacted police.

Thirty-eight year old Richard Leonard LUND of no fixed address was arrested and charged with Robbery with a Weapon and Fail to Comply with Condition of Recognizance X 2.

LUND has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

 

Pepperspray Arrest

On January 6th, 2006 at 1:45 p.m., an elderly female had her purse stolen by a male in the parking lot of a shopping centre in the Southdale area. A number of people came to the victim's aid and attempted to detain the suspect.

The suspect fled and entered one of the stores and exited through the rear door of the store. As an employee attempted to intervene, the suspect pepper sprayed the employee and continued to flee.

The male entered and exited two more stores, and was pursued by a number of store employees from the third store he entered, resulting in one of the of the employees being pepper sprayed by the suspect. The male was apprehended by the store employees and turned over to police.

A forty year old male from Ste-Anne, Manitoba has been charged with Robbery, Assault with a Weapon X 2, Possess Prohibited Weapon and Theft Under $5000.00.

He has been released on a Promise to Appear.

 

Commercial Robbery

On January 6th, 2006 at 5:30 a.m., two males, one of which was armed with a hammer, entered a convenience store in the 1600 block of St.Mary's Road and ordered the clerk to the floor.

The suspects proceeded to take money and cigarettes and fled the store.

The suspect armed with the hammer is identified as a Caucasian male, approximately twenty-five years of age, 6' tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black quilted jacket with a yellow embroidered truck or bus on the left side, a blue bandanna and a blue and green scarf which was worn over his face.

The second suspect is identified as a Caucasian male, approximately twenty-five years of age, 6' tall wearing a blue bandanna and a blue and green scarf over his face.

The investigation is ongoing. The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting anyone with information pertaining to this incident contact us at 204-986-6222.

 

Commercial Robbery

On January 7th, 2006 at 2:00 a.m., a male armed with an iron bar entered a convenience store in the 700 block of Mountain Avenue and demanded money.

The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

The suspect is described as Aboriginal, approximately twenty to twenty-five years of age, 5'10, average build with dark hair, a goatee and moustache. The male was wearing a white hoodie, white jacket and blue jeans.

The investigation is ongoing. The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting anyone with information pertaining to this incident contact us at 204-986-6222.

 

Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Collision

At approximately 8:00 p.m. this evening, police and paramedics responded to a collision involving a pedestrian at Portage Ave. and Furby St. The pedestrian, an adult male was transported to the Health Sciences Center with numerous injuries including significant head trauma. He is currently listed in critical but stable condition. The driver of the vehicle was also transported to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The identity of the pedestrian is not known at this time. The collision is currently being investigated by members of the Winnipeg Police Service.

* Information released at 10:30 p.m. January 7th, 2006 *

 

For Further Information Contact Either:

P/Sgt Kelly Dennison
Public Information Officer
Cst. Jacqueline Chaput
Public Information Officer

   
Office: 204-986-3061
Fax: 204-986-7992
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca
 


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