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Senior Robbed of Cash When Man Climbs Through Window

March 15, 2016 11:44 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestA 90-year-old man was robbed in his own home after a man asked to make a phone call.

Police say the robbery happened last Saturday night at around 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Horace Street.

The suspect rang the doorbell and the victim spoke to him through a side window. The man asked to use the phone due to car trouble. He was passed a cordless phone, but managed to climb into the open window. Police say he threatened the resident and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim wasn’t injured.

The suspect is described as between 30-35 years of age, medium build, with short hair and wearing a baseball hat with “Canada” on the front. He was wearing a dark blue T-shirt with a ripped front and a second T-shirt underneath and blue mitts.

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