May 12, 2014 7:47 am

Woman charged with string of gas station robberies in Winnipeg

A Winnipeg woman has been charged with three counts of robbery for a string of gas station robberies.

Jeremy Desrochers / Global News file

WINNIPEG – Police believe a series of gas bar robberies in Winnipeg on Friday and Saturday were committed by one woman.

Stacey Waldner, 35, is charged with three counts of robbery, wearing a disguise with the intent to commit a crime, uttering threats and failing to comply with a probation order.

Police believe she was responsible for the robbery of a gas station in the 700 block of Watt Street at 4 p.m. Friday.

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A 20-year-old gas bar employee was confronted by an armed woman who demanded that he open the till. She took cash, cigarettes and other merchandise before fleeing. The gas station attendant wasn’t injured.

The same man was working Saturday morning at about 7:30 a.m. when a woman trying to hide her identity arrived. The gas station attendant, who believed she was the same woman who had robbed him the day before, locked the door and called police. The woman left when she couldn’t get into the station.

A woman who was trying to conceal her identity robbed another gas bar 15 minutes later in the 1400 block of Henderson Highway. She threatened and demanded money from the 25-year-old man who was working at the gas station and fled in a car after receiving cash.

Police saw what they believed to be the same vehicle near Grey Street and Talbot Avenue at about 8 a.m., and arrested the woman in the car.

Waldner is being held in custody.

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