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March 8, 2016

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Financial Robbery Investigation – Public Assistance Requested – C16-45044

On Friday, March 4, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m. members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a financial institution in the 1800 block of Main Street for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

It was learned that a male suspect attended to a female teller indicating he had a bomb and demanded money.  He was given an undisclosed amount of cash before he fled.

Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the following male suspect: 

Financial Robbery Investigation – Public Assistance Requested – C16-45044

The suspect is described as: Middle Eastern in appearance, 35 – 40 years-old, 5’10” – 5’11” tall, medium build, dark hair, slight facial hair with a moustache.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is asked to investigators with the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


Male Wanted -- Les MARACLE (a.k.a. DUMAS)    C16-44956

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in locating a 32-year-old male identified as Les MARACLE (a.k.a. DUMAS).

MARACLEis wanted in connection with an incident on March 4th, 2016, and faces a number of charges including; Assault with a Weapon X 5, Uttering Threats X2, and Possession of a Weapon X 2.

Male Wanted -- Les MARACLE (a.k.a. DUMAS)    C16-44956

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.  MARACLE should not be approached under any circumstances. 

If anyone has information as to the whereabouts of MARACLE please contact members of the District 11 Crime Unit directly at 204-986-6668 or CrimeStoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477). 

Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Arrest -- R150047152

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) and Technological Crime Units have been involved in an investigation regarding child sexual abuse imagery.
As a result of the investigation, investigators conducted a search warrant at a residence in the Fort Richmond area of the city, in which electronic devices were seized.
Terry HEDLUND, 57-years-old, has been charged with
-Possession of Child Pornography,
-Access Child Pornography
-Imports, Distributes, Sells or Poss for the Purpose of Distribution or Sale any Child Pornography
HEDLUND was detained in custody.

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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