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An elderly woman was robbed in Winnipeg: Police seek public's help

An elderly woman was robbed in Winnipeg: Police seek public's help
Winnipeg Police want your help identifying this person

By: Winnipeg Tribune Staff Writer

Winnipeg, April 7, 2024 - The Winnipeg Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect involved in the robbery of an elderly woman in the 1600 block of St. Mary's Road. The robbery took place on February 9, of this year.

According to reports from the Winnipeg Police, the victim, an elderly female, was walking back to her vehicle in a commercial parking lot shortly before 8:00 p.m. when she was confronted by an unknown male assailant. The suspect forcibly stole the purse the victim was carrying before fleeing the scene on foot.

Although physically unharmed, the victim was understandably shaken by the ordeal. The traumatic experience was compounded when it was discovered that the victim's credit card was later fraudulently used to purchase merchandise at a store, further exacerbating the distress caused by the initial robbery.

The Major Crimes Unit of the Winnipeg Police is now seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect, photo above, involved in the incident. Surveillance images captured at the scene depict a male suspect in his early 20s wearing a distinctive attire. He was seen wearing a blue medical mask, a dark olive green hoodie with a black "The North Face" winter jacket, black pants with white stripes on the sides, and black runners with white accents.

Anyone with information related to the incident or the suspect is encouraged to contact the Winnipeg Police Service immediately. Tips can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS or online via the Crime Stoppers website.


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