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Arrest Made in Winnipeg Robbery Spree: 28-Year-Old Jacob George in Custody

Arrest Made in Winnipeg Robbery Spree: 28-Year-Old Jacob George in Custody
Winnipeg police arrest robbery suspect.

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, February 6, 2024 - The Winnipeg Police Service announced the arrest of a 28-year-old male, identified as Jacob George, in connection with two separate robbery-related incidents that occurred on February 4th.

The first incident occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m. on February 4 when authorities were alerted to an attempted robbery at a restaurant in the 1600 block of Main Street. A delivery driver found himself face-to-face with a male suspect wielding a knife, demanding money. Quick-thinking restaurant staff intervened by raising the alarm, prompting the would-be robber to flee the scene. Fortunately, no money was taken, and no injuries were reported. The Winnipeg Police immediately initiated an investigation into the incident.

Later that evening, at around 6:30 p.m., police received another call, this time from outside a casino on McPhillips Street. A man in his 40s was sitting in his vehicle when an assailant unexpectedly opened the driver-side door and brandished a knife, demanding the victim's car. Showing incredible presence of mind, the victim managed to slam the door shut, causing the suspect to retreat.

Police were able to track down the suspect on a transit bus outside the casino. Jacob George was apprehended without any harm to bystanders or officers.

The Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation and quickly determined that Jacob George was responsible for both incidents. He now faces multiple charges related to the robberies, carrying a concealed prohibited weapon or ammunition, possession of a weapon, and failing to comply with a probation order.


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