Winnipeg Police Seek Public Help
WINNIPEG – Crimebeat – On October 2, 2013 the Winnipeg Police Service released photos of a male suspect responsible for an assault upon a City of Winnipeg Transit driver and requested the public’s assistance in identifying him.
At that time it was advised that on September 14, 2013 at approximately 12:30 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to an assault that just occurred involving a City Transit Bus Driver.
The investigation revealed that the bus was travelling eastbound on William Avenue when it stopped near Isabel Street and an unknown male suspect entered. The suspect failed to pay the required fare and began demanding a transfer from the 50 year-old male transit driver. It was at this time the suspect began assaulting the driver repeatedly causing non-life threatening injuries.
After approximately 2-3 minutes, two unknown males entered the bus attempting to intervene. One of those males was also assaulted by the suspect.
The suspect eventually exited the bus where a confrontation continued nearby involving the suspect and several unknown males.
The investigation has continued by members of the Division 11 Crime Unit however to date investigators have been unsuccessful in identifying the suspect. Transit surveillance video of the incident is being made available to the public in a further attempt to identify the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6668 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).