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

May 1, 2018 11:52 AM | News

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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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