South Winnipeg Jewellery Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Fort Richmond Jewellers
Police tape surrounds Fort Richmond Jewellers at 2860 Pembina Highway after an armed robbery on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (CHRISD.CA)
Fort Richmond Jewellers
Police surround Fort Richmond Jewellers after a robbery Wednesday morning. (CHRISD.CA)

The owner of a south Winnipeg jewellery store was taken to hospital Wednesday after an armed robbery.

Witnesses say three or four armed masked men entered Fort Richmond Jewellers in the 2800 block of Pembina Highway at around 10:20 a.m.

Daniel Flather, 38, was injured in the robbery and taken to hospital in stable condition. Witnesses said Flather was hit over the head with a gun before the suspects made off with an undetermined amount of diamonds.

Multiple police units converged on the scene and interviewed witnesses.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

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