Women assaulted, robbed in string of strong-arm robberies
Officers said the first incident happened Tuesday at around 7 a.m. A woman in her 50’s was walking in the 400 block of Edmonton Street when two women tried to steal her purse. (File Image)
Published Friday, August 11, 2017 4:22PM CST
Winnipeg police are investigating a number of strong-armed robberies that happened in the past week.
Officers said the first incident happened Tuesday at around 7 a.m. A woman in her 50’s was walking in the 400 block of Edmonton Street when two women tried to steal her purse.
Police said a passerby scared off the suspects, who ran away with the purse. The victim suffered minor injuries.
The next incident happened Thursday at around 3:10 a.m. when a woman in her 40’s was walking in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway. Police said she was confronted by four female suspects who demanded her property.
According to police, she was assaulted numerous times and suffered minor injuries.
Later that morning at about 6:20 a.m., a woman in her 40’s drove to work in the 600 block of Notre Dame Avenue. Police said three women approached her car and banged on the windows.
Officers said the woman got out of the vehicle and was assaulted by two of the suspects. They fled after stealing some of the victim’s property.
She was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Her vehicle was also damaged in the confrontation.
Police said they don’t believe the incidents are connected.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6129 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.