Winnipeg police are searching for five men who they say robbed a trio of friends in the Polo Park area Saturday afternoon.
Police said two women and one man, all 18, were taking pictures near the creek behind Polo Park Shopping Centre when they were approached by five men at about 4 p.m., with one of the men wearing a ‘scary clown’ mask. The thieves held the trio at knife point and robbed them of their property.
The male victim was punched in the upper body, sending him to the ground. One of the women was robbed of her bank card and PIN, resulting in money being stolen from her account. The victims were held for an hour and a half while they were assaulted, robbed and threatened before being allowed to leave.
Police are looking for five aboriginal men, all about 20-years-old.
The first is described as 6′ tall, heavy building, short dark hair, a scraggly goatee with possible hickeys on his neck and scars on his legs. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a white COOGI logo on the front and tan shorts. He called himself “the slitter” or “the slicer.” He held the knife.
The second is described as tall, skinny, brown spot on the white area of his right eye, a pick-marked face and small tattoo on his left forearm and wearing a hat.
The third is described as 5’11”, medium build, clean cut, “Anderson” tattoo on the underside of his left forearm and dark brown slightly longer hear. He was wearing jeans and a black hoodie.
The fourth is 5’6″, heavier build, flatter face and acne on his chest and lower back area. He was shirtless and wearing black basketball shorts and a black brimmed hat.
Suspect five is 5’7″, average build, light shorter hair, buck teeth, wearing a black T-shirt with white designs, black shorts, and a black hat. He was referred to as “Jordan” by the other suspects. He was also the one wearing the ‘scary clown’ mask at one point.