Suspect Sought in Robbery of Boy, 12, in North Point Douglas

Suspect Sought in Robbery of Boy, 12, in North Point Douglas

North Point Douglas Robbery Suspect
Winnipeg police are looking for this man, who they say is a suspect in the robbery of a 12-year-old boy in North Point Douglas in February. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police are looking for a man they say grabbed, punched, and choked a 12-year-old boy during a robbery in the North Point Douglas area.

Police were alerted February 18 that the robbery had occurred when the boy was on his way home from a store on Euclid Avenue at around 9:30 a.m.

Police say the suspect grabbed the boy from behind before punching him in the upper body and throwing him to the ground. He demanded money and was given a financial card belonging to the boy’s mother. The suspect fled the scene.

He is described as a man in his 20s, approximately 5’9″, with an average build and black hair. He was wearing green/blue gloves.

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

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