Security Guard Slashed Trying to Stop Store Robbery

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A security guard was sent to hospital in unstable condition on Wednesday afternoon trying to stop a store robbery.

Two men entered a food store in the 800 block of Main Street at around 2:30 p.m. when one of them allegedly attempted to steal merchandise. He was caught by a store employee and a security guard escorted them out of the business.

A physical altercation began between the men and the security guard, resulting in him being assaulted and slashed in the upper body.

The 41-year-old victim was later upgraded to stable condition.

Winnipeg police and members of the tactical support team eventually located the suspects in the 200 block of Austin Street North.

Gregory Keshane, 30, of Winnipeg, has been charged with theft under $5,000, assault with a weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon, and failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance.

Joshua Goosehead, 25, of Winnipeg, has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, and failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance and a probation order.

Both men remain in police custody.


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