9 people including teen charged with 3 separate robberies in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police charged eight adults and a teen Thursday and Friday in connection to three separate robberies over 13 hours.

Thursday morning, police took a man and a woman, both 18-years-old, into custody after an attempted robbery at a store along Selkirk Avenue.

According to police it is believed the pair approached three adult men outside a convenience store, when one of them pulled out a gun and demanded the three to hand over their personal items.

“A fight occurred, and the female armed herself with a can of bear spray before the police unit intervened,” said Winnipeg police in a statement.

The man has since been charged with three counts of armed robbery and possession of a weapon. The woman is facing three counts of robbery.

Police say the second incident occurred just before midnight on Thursday, as officers responded to a bar fight along Maryland Street.

Upon arriving at the bar, police were able to take four men into custody, noting a fifth attempted to flee the scene, but was apprehended.

“It is believed that the victim had been inside the bar when he was confronted and assaulted by the group of five (previously unknown to him). During the incident, the victim’s money and property were stolen,” said Winnipeg police.

The victim, a 31-year-old man, was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Officers say they have since charged the five men all between the ages of 21 and 41 with robbery.

Lastly, just after midnight, officers along with the WPS K9 Unit responded to a report of an injured man along McPhillips Street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the man and he was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Police say they believe he got into a dispute with another group of people. “The victim attempted to run to his SUV but was assaulted. His property and vehicle were subsequently stolen.”

Police were able to track the vehicle to Inkster Boulevard and Keewatin Street at which point two women, aged 16 and 18, were taken into custody.

Both have since been charged with robbery.

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