Suspect Charged in String of Winnipeg Convenience Store Robberies

Winnipeg Police CrestA 26-year-old Winnipeg man has been arrested and is facing charges after a string of convenience store robberies.

Between October 2 and 25, four businesses were robbed of cash and cigarettes. The suspect hit two stores on Keewatin Street, one on Sargent Avenue and another on Arlington Street.

Police made contact with the suspect on Tuesday morning in the area of Notre Dame Avenue and Isabel Street. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody in the 600 block of Maryland Street.

Travis Joseph Sumner has been charged with four counts of robbery, four counts of possessing a weapon and 10 counts of failing to comply with court orders.

He was detained in custody.

— Staff