WINNIPEG — Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is undertaking new security measures in its Liquor Mart stores to combat a recent increase in theft.
Brazen robberies, where suspects fill up a cart or basket with alcohol and walk out without paying, have been on the rise at stores across Winnipeg. In some cases, customers have found themselves confronting thieves and putting themselves in danger.
An off-duty Winnipeg police officer escaped harm’s way early Sunday when he was confronted by a man with a gun who pulled the trigger.
The officer was walking to his parked vehicle after his shift ended when the incident occurred. The Winnipeg Police Association says based on the comments made, the suspect knew he was a police officer.