Teen Robbed Walking to School in Westwood

Winnipeg Police CrestA 13-year-old boy walking to school was robbed of his cash Monday afternoon in a back lane.

Winnipeg police say the victim was walking in the 400 block of Westwood Drive at around 12:20 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown man. The suspect took out a knife and demanded the victim’s money before fleeing the area.

The victim wasn’t injured and reported the incident to staff once getting to school.

Police attended to the area, but were unable to locate the man.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his 20s, approximately 5’10” tall, with an athletic build, brown eyes, dark brown hair and stubble on his face. He was wearing a black hoodie, grey sweatpants with “Nike” down the right leg and a black toque.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (204) 986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).