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March 6, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Commercial Robbery Arrests - C17-0045934

Since November 2016, six individuals became involved in a crime spree having varied involvement, while acting out either individually or as a group.

The incidents are as follows:

* November 4th, 2016 - A male suspect pawned a stolen guitar at a business located in the 800 block of Main Street.

* March 5th, 2017, 5:40 a.m. - Four suspects robbed a convenience store located in the 100 block of McPhillips Street. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and the business was robbed of cash, cigarettes and merchandise.

Patrol members, including Canine responded.

Due to collaborative efforts, three of the suspects were located inside a vehicle in the area of the 700 block of Victor Street. They were arrested and some of stolen property was recovered.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued to investigate.

At approximately 11:00 a.m., two additional suspects were located in the area of the 200 block of College Avenue while having contact with officers on an unrelated matter.

A 20 year old male, 30 year old male, and 31 year old male have been charged with numerous weapon related offences including, Armed Robbery using a Restricted Firearm or prohibited Firearm.

A 24 year old female was arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant.

A 21 year old was issued a Provincial Offence Notice for Suspended Driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

A 17 year old male remains outstanding.

The investigation continues. 

Indecent Act - C17-0046133

Public Advisory:

On March 4, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m., while in the area of Regent Avenue East and Day Street, a 20 year old female observed an unknown male exposing himself.

It was reported that the victim observed the male walk past her and approximately five minutes later, he approached her again while committing an indecent act.

The victim fled and notified police.

The suspect is described as a male in his late 20's, 5'7"- 5'9" tall, skinny build, wearing a blue windbreaker with a silver band on the front and back. He had his hood up with it tied tight around his face area. It appears he was making an effort to conceal his identity.

Members of the East District Crime Unit continue to investigate. Anyone with further information regarding the incident or suspect is asked to contact detectives at 204-986-2857 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

MISSING PERSON – ROMEO ROULETTE-SIMPSON  C17-46593 - Located

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 7 year old boy, Romeo ROULETTE-SIMPSON.  ROULETTE-SIMPSON was last seen on Sunday, March 05, in the mid-afternoon in the William Whyte area (North End) of Winnipeg.  

ROULETTE-SIMPSON is described as Aboriginal, 4'0, 65-70lbs, dark brown brush cut hair, black wire framed glasses, vertical scar between his eyes and another scar beside his left eyebrow. ROULETTE-SIMPSON was last seen wearing an orange or red hooded sweater with a logo on the front, dark blue jeans faded on the knees and light blue and grey Nike shoes with Velcro straps. 

Police are concerned for ROULETTE-SIMPSON’s well-being and are asking anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 986-6250.

  • Last Update: March 6, 2017

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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