Officers look for suspects after victim robbed of medication on McPhillips
Published Monday, February 25, 2013 12:17PM CST
Last Updated Monday, February 25, 2013 6:36PM CST
Winnipeg police are looking for two suspects after a 50-year-old man was robbed of his medication early Monday.
Around 12:30 a.m., police were called to the 1000 block of McPhillips Street for a report of a robbery.
The victim told officers he had just picked up his prescriptions when he was approached by two unknown males armed with weapons and with their identities concealed.
The suspects robbed the victim of his medication and personal property and fled in a vehicle, said police.
The stolen medications include Zopiclone, Adalat, Oxyneo, Pantoprazole, Hydroxyzine, Carbamazepine and Valproate.
Police advised the public that taking large quantities of these medications on their own, or in combination with alcohol or other drugs, could be dangerous to a person’s health and potentially fatal.
Officers said the victim wasn’t injured in the robbery.
Both suspects are described as aboriginal in appearance, standing about five feet seven inches to five feet nine inches (170 – 175 cm) in height with medium builds.
Their vehicle is described as a black extended cab pickup truck.
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2848 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.