Steinbach Man Facing Robbery, Break-In Charges

A Steinbach is facing attempted robbery and break-in charges after two incidents in the southern Manitoba city late last month.

RCMP say on July 30, a man entered the Niakwa Pizza in Steinbach wearing a mask and demanded money just before midnight. The two employees working at the time were confronted with what was believed to be handgun. The suspect didn’t receive any money and left on foot.

On July 31 at about 1 a.m., a Steinbach apartment was broken into, where police say a 1911A1 Norinco .45 caliber handgun was stolen from the residence.

Wesley Franklin Smith, 22, was arrested in connection to the two incidents. He remains at the Winnipeg Remand Centre awaiting a court appearance.

The stolen handgun hasn’t yet been located.