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Police Seize Guns in Pritchard Avenue Traffic Stop

November 9, 2017 12:39 PM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police pulled over a rental car Wednesday morning, where they later came across a cache of weapons.

Officer spotted the vehicle in the area of Parr Street and Pritchard Avenue at around 1:50 a.m.

Four occupants fled as officers pulled it over in the 700 block of Pritchard Avenue.

A man was later located wearing a ballistic-style vest missing its Kevlar panels.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a sawed-off Remington .243 calibre pump-action rifle, and a sawed-off Remington 12-gauge pump-action shotgun.

The rifle was found to have been stolen from a Waverley Heights home in September.

Eric Matthew Moar, 22, from Winnipeg, faces several weapons-related charges.

He remains in custody.

— Staff