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Winnipeg Police Service

May 23, 2019

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Robbery – Public Assistance Requested: C19-111658

On May 20, 2019, at approximately 4:45 p.m., a 73-year-old woman was in the backyard of her residence in the Central St. Boniface neighbourhood when she was approached by a female suspect who convinced the victim to allow her into the house.

The female suspect followed the victim into her house and attacked her with a weapon. The suspect then stole the victim’s purse and fled in the victim’s vehicle. The victim was transported to hospital in stable condition where she was treated for injuries to her upper-body.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and are requesting the public’s assistance with identifying a suspect and locating the victim’s stolen vehicle.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian female in appearance, 30 to 40 years old, 5’2” in height, 100 lbs in weight and has a slim build with blonde medium-length hair that was tied up. She was wearing a grey tank top, dark-coloured jeans with rips in the knees and was carrying a black shoulder bag.

The victim’s stolen vehicle, which is still outstanding, is a beige 2005 Dodge Caravan with Manitoba licence plate AVU951. There may be denting on a passenger door and rust along the bottom of both sides of the vehicle.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Robbery/Motor Vehicle Collision – Investigation: C19-113959 and C19-114018

On May 22, 2019, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received reports of a robbery involving two suspects and a firearm at a beer vendor in the 2100 block of McPhillips Street. The suspects subsequently fled in a stolen vehicle.

On May 23, 2019, at approximately 1:30 a.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service observed the stolen vehicle in the St. John's neighbourhood. A short time later, a pursuit was initiated.

At approximately 1:35 a.m., the driver of the stolen vehicle lost control on the highway ramp between the eastbound lanes of the Perimeter Highway and the southbound lanes of Main Street.

Officers observed a male attempt to run from the crash but collapse soon after. The male was transported to hospital in critical condition and has since been upgraded to stable condition where he remains at this time.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) has been notified. Members of the Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate.

Armed and Barricaded – Investigation: C19-114275 and C19-114385

On May 23, 2019, at approximately 1:15 p.m., East District General Patrol officers responded to a firearm-related incident at a residence in the Chalmers area.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., a vehicle was involved in a collision on the Nairn Overpass, and a male suspect fled on foot. A short time later, the male was observed to enter a residence in the 400 block of Nairn Avenue and made a threat to shoot officers.

Members of the Tactical Support Team arrived a short time later and began to treat the incident as an armed and barricaded situation. Throughout the course of the afternoon and evening, three individuals were safely removed from the residence.

At approximately 8:10 p.m., officers observed a fire within the residence that quickly became well involved. Tactical Support Team officers approached the house while it was on fire and forced entry to a fortified window to grab hold of the male suspect and pull him to safety.

The male suspect has been transported to hospital in stable condition for precautionary reasons and remains in police custody.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit are continuing with the investigation. More information is expected to be released tomorrow.

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to acknowledge the cooperation of the public and the media for allowing our officers to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.

  • Last Update: May 23, 2019

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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