Winnipeg teen charged with assault after alleged brass knuckle beating

In the second incident at the shop in less than a month, the WPS are asking anyone with information about a recent incident at Portage Avenue Food Fare, where 3 employees were attacked with brass knuckles, to come forward. Morgan Modjeski reports.

Winnipeg police say a 17-year-old is in custody after allegedly assaulting three people with brass knuckles and robbing a store along Portage Avenue.

Around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a report of a commercial robbery, with the report indicating employees had been assaulted.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found three employees aged 19, 22, and 46-years-old, all suffering from upper-body injuries.

All three were taken to a hospital and were treated for various injuries.

“Through their investigation, officers learned the suspect had attended the store earlier in the day and had been escorted out of the premises following an unrelated incident. The suspect later returned to the store, where he produced brass knuckles and proceeded to assault the three victims in the upper body,” said Winnipeg police in a statement.

“The suspect fled on foot; however, he was located at the rear of the 1000 block of Selkirk Avenue and arrested without incident. The brass knuckles, which officers observed the suspect discard in a nearby yard, were recovered and seized as evidence.”

Since then, a 17-year-old has been charged with three counts of assault with a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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