By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune
Winnipeg, January 9, 2024 - The Winnipeg Police Service is actively investigating an incident that unfolded in the Garden City area, involving a 64-year-old female victim who was brutally assaulted on the evening of November 17, 2023.
According to a news release from the Winnipeg Police Service, the incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of McPhillips Street. The victim was simply waiting for her bus when an unidentified male confronted her, leading to a shocking and unprovoked attack.
The male suspect, who appeared agitated, engaged the victim in a brief conversation before resorting to violence. Without warning, he forcefully pushed the 64-year-old woman from behind, causing her to fall to the ground. The victim sustained injuries that necessitated immediate medical attention.
The assailant did not act alone, as he fled the scene in the company of a female accomplice. Thankfully, a compassionate passerby stepped in to assist the injured victim, providing crucial support until medical help arrived.
The Winnipeg Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the male suspect. As described in the news release, he is believed to be in his twenties, stands approximately 6 feet tall, and has a thin build. His reckless actions have left the community shocked and concerned, raising questions about safety and security in the area.
Such acts of violence, especially against vulnerable members of the community, are deeply unsettling. Winnipeg Police Service spokesperson, Sgt. Jane Mitchell, expressed the urgency of the situation, stating, "Our primary focus is to ensure the safety of our citizens. We are actively investigating this incident and urge anyone with information to come forward and assist us in bringing the perpetrator to justice."
Local residents and community leaders have voiced their concern and condemnation of this incident, emphasizing the need for heightened vigilance and solidarity in Garden City and surrounding areas. "We must stand together as a community against such senseless violence," said Garden City Community Association President, Sarah Thompson. "Our thoughts and support are with the victim, and we hope for her swift recovery."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS, or winnipegcrimestoppers.org