Police Lay 75 Charges After South Winnipeg Crime Spree

Police Lay 75 Charges After South Winnipeg Crime Spree

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg Police CrestEight people were arrested on Tuesday and 75 charges laid after a five-day crime spree in south Winnipeg.

Police say two men and six youth were responsible for 13 residential break-ins along Pembina Highway between Bishop Grandin Boulevard and Killarney Avenue between September 15 and 20.

Five of the suspects were also involved in two separate armed robberies of an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man. In both cases, a piece of chain, scissors and a knife was used to steal property from both victims.

Air 1, the canine unit and officers on the ground located six of the suspects near Aspen Forest Point and Bridgeland Drive North. The two remaining suspects were arrested when police responded to a report of a break and enter in progress in the same area.

Some of the stolen property, including cell phones, was located by Air 1 using its heat signature.

Three male youth, three female youth, and two men remain in custody under a range of charges.