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RCMP Canine Locates Three Robbery Suspects Hiding in Shed

September 11, 2017 4:02 PM | News

Ozzy - RCMP Canine

Ozzy, a member of the RCMP canine unit, is being credited with leading officers to three robbery suspects in Portage la Prairie. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Three men have been charged after an RCMP canine found them cowering in a shed following a robbery and assault in Portage la Prairie on Sunday.

At around 4:35 a.m., a female was attacked by three masked men in front of a home on Oak Bay in Portage la Prairie.

Police say the victim told them the suspects were armed with a rifle and fled the scene with her backpack.

Ozzy, the canine partner of Cpl. Chornomydz, tracked down the suspects to an unlocked shed in the backyard of a home on Poplar Bay.

Joshua Catcheway, 23, Maurice Merrick, 25, and Stewart Young, 26, have been charged with assault with a weapon, robbery with a firearm, possessing a weapon dangerous to the public and disguise with intent.

All three men are from Portage la Prairie. They remain in custody.

— Staff