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Man Charged in Armed Bridgwater Bank Robbery

July 16, 2021 12:25 PM | News

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestWinnipeg police took a man into custody Thursday following an armed bank robbery in the Bridgwater neighbourhood.

Police say the suspect entered a bank at around 1:15 p.m. with his face covered and what appeared to be an assault-style rifle.

He approached the counter, pointed the firearm at the employee and demanded money. The employee, who wasn’t injured, turned over the money and the suspect fled in a vehicle.

Police soon located the man at a residence at 195 Bairdmore Boulevard in nearby Richmond West, where they executed a search warrant and seized a vehicle, along with the money and an imitation firearm.

Oshiobugie Bryan Okhaimo, 24, of Winnipeg has been charged with multiple offences and remains in custody.