Four Teens Charged in Assault, Robbery Melee on Donald Street Bridge

Four Teens Charged in Assault, Robbery Melee on Donald Street Bridge

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A scuffle between a group of teens, pedestrians and a Good Samaritan motorist on the Donald Street Bridge has four youths facing several charges.

Police say a 26-year-old woman and 59-year-old man were walking over the bridge July 20 when they were confronted by the four teens. The man was kicked in the back and managed to escape, while the woman was punched and kicked several times. She suffered minor injuries, but didn’t require medical attention.

Two men in a vehicle crossing the bridge yelled at the attackers to stop as one of the youths continued to kick the victim. The pair drove back across the bridge on the other side to try to assist the two pedestrians.

Police that’s when the group turned their attention to the motorists, with one of the teens approaching the driver with a knife. The three other youths then tried to attack the passenger. Police say the passenger grabbed a nearby stick to try and fend off the female suspect, who was now swinging a knife at him.

One of the suspects tried to grab the keys from the vehicle and a female youth grabbed the stick and began damaging the vehicle. The driver was hit with the object before getting back behind the wheel.

Police arrived at around 5:45 p.m. and took the suspects into custody.

Two 17-year-old boys, a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl have been charged with robbery, two counts of assault and other charges.

— Staff

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