Woman Robbed, Pepper-Sprayed and Assaulted During Purse-Snatching

Woman Robbed, Pepper-Sprayed and Assaulted During Purse-Snatching

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestUPDATE: Monday, April 29 — One man and two youths have been arrested in connection to the robbery.

Police have charged Gordon Lucas, 18, with a number of offences, including use of a stolen credit card. A 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old boy have also been charged.

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A 66-year-old woman was robbed of her purse Saturday evening in a violent incident near Brock Street and Grosvenor Avenue.

Winnipeg police say the woman was walking at around 6 p.m. when she was confronted by three teens.

She was pepper-sprayed and struck with a weapon before the suspects ran off with her purse.

The woman was treated for her injuries on scene by paramedics.

Two of the suspects are described as Indigenous male youths between the ages of 14 and 15. The first one is described as approximately 5’6” in height with an average build, dark hair and was wearing a light-coloured hoodie. The second teen was wearing a red backpack.

The third suspect is described as Caucasian in appearance, between 14-15 and wearing a light orange jacket.

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



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