Fingerprints Help Nab Would-Be Robber in St. James

Fingerprints Help Nab Would-Be Robber in St. James

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Good old police work and dusting for fingerprints helped nab a man accused of attempting to carry out a robbery in the St. James area on January 2.

Police say a man was in his vehicle driving northbound on St. James Street from Portage Avenue when he stopped at a red light. The victim’s window was partially open when a suspect approached and asked for money at around 11:25 a.m. When he refused, the suspect took out a knife and threatened to hurt the man while trying to pull down the window.

Once the light turned green, the victim drove away. He wasn’t injured and no damage to the vehicle was reported.

Police used their forensics unit to examine the vehicle and pulled fingerprints from the window to identify a suspect.

Jaime Efrain Garcia, 36 of Winnipeg, was arrested on Thursday and charged with robbery and failing to comply with probation.

He remains in custody.

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