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January 26, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Commercial Robbery – C16-17329

On January 26, 2016 at approximately 2:00 a.m., a lone male suspect entered a convenience store located in the 1300 block of Henderson Highway and confronted an employee while armed with a weapon.
   
As a result of the robbery, the suspect fled with a quantity of merchandise. The employee was not injured and the suspect fled from the store in a northbound direction.
   
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 35-years-old, 5’5”- 5’6” tall and clean shaven.
   
Members of the Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate.
   
Anyone with further information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Commercial Robbery Arrest – C16-16607

On January 25, 2016 at approximately 4:00 a.m., a male suspect, while concealing his identity attended to a convenience store located in the 1300 block of Main Street.
   
Once inside, the armed suspect confronted an employee and demanded cash. The suspect eventually fled and a passing cruiser was alerted to the robbery. The suspect was pursued by officers and arrested a short distance away.
   
The stolen cash and a weapon were recovered. Members of the Major Crimes Unit were notified and continued to investigate.  
   
Kyle Kenneth DESMARAIS, 31-years-old of Winnipeg has been charged with the following due to his alleged involvement and remanded into custody:
   
Robbery
Disguise with Intent
Possession of a Weapon



For Further Information Contact:

Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs
   
   
Office: 204-986-3061
Fax: 204-986-7992
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca

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