WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Police Service reports that on September 30, 2018, between 3:20 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., they received several reports of robberies committed by four youths.
WPS says, “The first victim, a 35-year-old female, was walking in the area of Furby Street and Ellice Avenue when a group of youths attempted to steal her jacket and belongings. The victim was punched several times. The suspects fled when a bystander intervened. The victim later sought medical treatment”.
A second victim, a 19-year-old female, was in the 300 block of Balmoral Street when she was attacked by a group of youths, one armed with a small knife. The suspects struck the victim several times and stole her cell phone and wallet. The victim was treated in hospital.
The same youths then approached an unidentified female in the area of Edmonton Street and Portage Avenue and asked for a cigarette. When the female declined, the youths attempted to rob the victim of her purse, kicking her while she was on the ground. A bystander intervened and the suspects fled.
The bystander notified police that the suspects boarded a bus. General Patrol officers attended and located the suspects in the area of Portage Avenue and Waterfront Drive. The stolen cell phone and a small knife were recovered.
Four youths, a 14-year-old male and three females, ages 14, 15, and 16 have been charged with Robbery X3 and Possess Weapon. They have been detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre.
This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).