May 1, 2020 Media Releases

Home Invasion – Arrest: C20-63643

On March 21, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to multiple 911 calls regarding several incidents at a seniors complex located in the 200 block of Pacific Avenue.

Responding officers located two injured residents, a 94-year-old female, and an 81-year-old male. Police determined that a male suspect had been able to gain access to the block when an individual had left through the front doors. The suspect roamed about the building, trying doors to most suites. 

The suspect first gained access to the suite of the 94-year-old victim. She was assaulted and punched before the suspect stole various personal items and left. This victim declined medical attention. 

The suspect then entered the suite of the 81-year-old. The victim was sprayed in the face with bug-spray and struck across the face with a broom handle. The suspect then fled with personal items of the victim. The victim was transported to hospital and treated for his injuries. 

Investigators were able to identify a suspect, and on April 30, 2020, arrested a male in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Salter Street. 

Stacy Patrick PLAYFAIR, 44, has been charged with:

 - Assault with Weapon x 2
 - Break & Enter Commit Robbery x 2
 - Assault
 - Break & Enter Commit Theft
 - Fail to Comply Conditions of Release Order

He was detained in custody.

Robbery – Public Assistance Requested: C20-60509

On March 17, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 33-year-old woman and her 56-year-old mother were outside of a retail store in the 1000 block of Empress when a male entered their vehicle. The male subsequently robbed the two at knifepoint and fled. Both victims were not physically injured.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and are requesting the public’s help with identifying a person of interest captured on video surveillance in the area.

The male is described as Indigenous in appearance, in his late 40’s, approximately 6” in height with shoulder-length “wavy” black and grey hair. He had been wearing glasses, a black or dark blue windbreaker-style jacket and blue jeans. 

Anyone that knows the identity of this male is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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

Office: 204-986-3061