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Man Held Hostage, Beaten and Robbed Inside Winnipeg Home

October 13, 2016 10:59 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A 24-year-old was beaten, robbed, held against his will and then dropped off and left in the cold north of the city on Tuesday.

Winnipeg police say the man attended a residence in the 600 block of Cathedral Avenue at around 3 p.m. where a group had been socializing.

Police say the victim was prevented from leaving after several suspects used weapons and forced him to the ground in the lower level of the home. A BB-style gun hit the victim several times and a shotgun was pointed in his direction, but not fired.

Police say the man was viciously assaulted over a period of time and suffered numerous injuries.

He was then driven north of the city and left injured and not dressed warm enough for the weather. The victim was able to get help at a nearby business and police were called. He is currently in hospital listed in stable condition.

On Wednesday, police took three men into custody following a traffic stop at around 6 a.m. near the 600 block of Cathedral Avenue. Officers seized drugs, a loaded modified shotgun and property belonging to the victim from the vehicle.

The tactical support team and ARV1 secured an area around the Cathedral Avenue home and took several people into custody.

Leopoldo Aquino, 40, Reginald Desjarlais, 26, Wade Holhauser, 24, and Amber Roberts, 31, have been charged with numerous offences.

The major crimes unit continues to investigate.

— Staff