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A 12 and 14 Year Old Charged for a Winnipeg Robbery

Saturday, January 7, 2023 - Winnipeg Police said they responded to a commercial robbery Friday that involved a 12 and 14 year old.

The two youths shoplifted items from a business on Milt Stegall Drive. Police were told one was armed with a canister of bear spray.

Police found the two suspects at Empress Street and Ellice Avenue. They each ran in separate directions; however, were quickly apprehended by officers after a short foot pursuit. During their arrest, one one of the youths resisted while the other pulled out a canister of bear spray, and pointed it at police before discarding it. Both suspects were taken into custody without further incident. The canister of bear spray was recovered and seized as evidence.

Through their investigation, officers learned the suspects stole three boxes of “Confetti Poppers” (valued at approximately $150.00) from the retail business before fleeing on foot. One of the suspects produced a canister of bear spray and assaulted a 61-year-old male victim who had intervened. The victim suffered no effects from the bear spray (no contact), and the stolen property was recovered.

A 14-yr-old male from Winnipeg is facing the following charges:

- Robbery

- Assault with a Weapon

- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition

- Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon

- Resist Peace Officer

A 12-year-old male from Winnipeg is facing the following charges:

- Robbery

- Resist Peace Officer

Both were released on Undertakings as mandated by the Criminal Code.


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