Machete-wielding man arrested for downtown Winnipeg robbery and mayhem

A machete-wielding man is behind bars after a series of incidents in Winnipeg’s downtown, say police.Officers were first tipped off to his behaviour Wednesday afternoon, when they were called about a man armed with a machete inside a store.Store security followed the man and passed his location on to police, but he bolted before officers arrived and ran through downtown holding the machete.Story continues belowPolice said they found the man in the 200 block of Hargrave Street, but he refused to put down the weapon. Police had to use a…

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St. Boniface senior, 73, beaten and robbed in her home

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect in an armed robbery at a St. Boniface home.Police said the incident took place on the afternoon of May 20, when the female suspect convinced a 73-year-old woman to let her into her house.The suspect then attacked the senior with a weapon, stole her purse, and drove away in her vehicle.The victim was taken to hospital in stable condition and treated for upper-body injuries.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Care home worker stole jewelry from elderly victims with dementia, say…

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Driver of stolen car hospitalized after allegedly robbing Winnipeg beer store, police chase

One man is in hospital after an early-morning pursuit that followed a beer store robbery, said Winnipeg police.The incident began around 11:50 Wednesday night when police responded to an armed robbery at a beer vendor in the 2100 block of McPhillips Street. The suspects sped off in a stolen vehicle.Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, police spotted the stolen car in the St. John’s area and pursued it.READ MORE: Winnipeg police copter tracks burglar after break-in at schoolFive minutes later, the driver of the stolen vehicle lost control on a highway ramp…

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RCMP searching for armed, dangerous suspects in St. Clements carjacking

RCMP are investigating a harrowing armed robbery near Selkirk Tuesday morning.Police said a 59-year-old man was driving to his home in the RM of St. Clements when he noticed a silver Dodge pickup truck was tailing him.When he pulled into his driveway, the truck – which contained five people – stopped behind him and its driver asked for directions.While he was providing directions, the driver and one passenger pulled out long guns and forced the victim to hand over his car keys and other personal items.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Carjackings…

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Main Street Liquor Mart robbed by man on meth

A Winnipeg man is behind bars after a Liquor Mart on Main Street was robbed Monday night.Winnipeg police said the suspect – believed to have been high on meth while robbing the store – threatened a worker with a large flashlight.Employees at the store called the cops, who used the Air1 helicopter to track down the suspect.READ MORE: Bag checks, bottle locks among new measures to combat Liquor Mart robberiesOfficers inside the helicopter saw the man hiding items, and police on the ground found the booze and flashlight.A police investigation…

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Winnipeg cops arrest two for armed Furby Street carjacking

Two people are in custody after a Monday afternoon carjacking near Cumberland Avenue and Furby Street.Winnipeg police said the victim, a 27-year-old man, was driving a female acquaintance around when they stopped to pick up another man the victim didn’t know.Once the man got in the car, he pulled a gun on the driver and ordered him out of the vehicle. The two passengers then fled with the vehicle.READ MORE: Winnipeg police charge 7 people for trafficking cannabisPolice found the stolen car in the 800 block of Main Street at…

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RCMP looking for suspect in armed Lockport robbery

Selkirk RCMP are looking for a suspect in a weekend armed robbery at a Lockport business.Police said a woman entered the business and tried to take items without paying. When she was confronted by staff, she threatened an employee with a knife.The suspect fled the scene after a scuffle, leaving the employee with minor injuries.READ MORE: Have you seen these people? Winnipeg’s most wanted fugitives for MarchRCMP have put out a warrant for the arrest of Winnipegger Tiffany Batenchuk, 28.Police are warning the public that Batenchuk is considered dangerous and…

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Armed suspect in two store robberies captured on surveillance cameras

Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for a pair of commercial robberies.The robberies took place within half an hour of each other at convenience stores on Ellice Avenue and Portage Avenue Feb. 27.READ MORE: Four Winnipeg teens facing armed robbery, firearms chargesPolice said the man was armed with a bat and stole an undisclosed amount of merchandise from the Ellice store, before moving on to the Portage store.There, he threatened an employee and again stole merchandise.Both robberies were captured on video surveillance. Anyone with…

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Masked, armed man robs McCreary business say RCMP

Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a masked suspect who robbed a business in McCreary with a firearm.The robbery took place Sunday around 8:15 p.m., at a business on Mountain View Drive that had just closed for the night.RCMP said a man knocked on the back door, and when an employee answered, the man – carrying a long gun – and demanded money. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.READ MORE: Four Winnipeg teens facing armed robbery, firearms chargesThe suspect…

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Woman, teens threaten to shoot food delivery guy, then steal his food, say Winnipeg police

A 20-year-old woman and two teens have been arrested for robbing a man at gunpoint.Police said the victim, 39, was delivering food in the 500 block of Yale Avenue West, when one of the suspects refused to pay for the delivery and threatened to shoot him.The suspects then made off with the food.With the help of a K-9 unit, police tracked the suspects to the 500 block of Ravelston Avenue West, where they were arrested.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Passenger waves gun around taxi, shoots through front window, say Winnipeg policeA…

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