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Man Assaulted with Power Drill During Winnipeg Home Invasion

February 11, 2019 1:09 PM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A man was seriously injured when he was assaulted with a battery-operated drill during a home invasion Sunday morning.

Police say the victim was sleeping when four people forced their way into his suite in the 200 block of Dufferin Avenue.

The victim — a man in his 20s — was able to block the first attack with the drill, but the suspects engaged him again with the tool, causing a significant injury. The man was taken to hospital unstable condition, but has since been upgraded to stable.

Police say the suspects broke in just after 1 a.m. and then ransacked the suite of several items before taking off.


Officers located two people inside the apartment building and took them into custody.

Richard Thomas Poynting, 32, and Connie Miscel Williams, 31, have been charged with break and enter and aggravated assault.

Williams was also charged with two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order.

They remain in custody.

Police are still looking for two more people and ask anyone with information to contact them at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).