The Boys Wanted Some Beer

May 9, 2018

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Commercial Robbery – Arrests: C18-94997

On May 8, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the report of a robbery at a beer vendor in the 1100 block of St. Mary’s Road.

A young male had entered the vendor while another young male waited outside. The male inside the vendor grabbed a case of beer and fled after being asked for ID.

A manager, who had observed the suspicious behaviour, approached the two males and was threatened at knifepoint by each suspect before they fled with the alcohol. The employee then contacted police and helped direct police resources to the area where the suspects had last been seen.

With the assistance of AIR 1 and the Tactical Support Team, two males were placed under arrest in the first 100 block of Arden Place. Officers recovered the stolen beer, a knife and clothing that had been discarded.

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A 12-year-old male of Winnipeg was arrested for:

– Robbery
– Possession of a Weapon
– Disguise with Intent

He has been released on a Promise to Appear.

A 13-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

– Robbery
– Possession of a Weapon
– Fail to Comply Condition Undertaking by Judge/Justice (x2)

He was detained in custody.

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