Man arrested in process of stealing bike downtown, Winnipeg cops say

A Winnipeg police vehicle. Shane Gibson/Global News

A man from Berens River, Man., was arrested Wednesday morning by Winnipeg police after community support officers witnessed an attempt to steal a bicycle on Vaughan Street downtown.

Police said around 10 a.m., a man was seen “actively attempting to cut” a bike lock.

Further investigation led officers to discover a previous warrant in the man’s name on a pair of robbery charges.

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The 32-year-old suspect was taken into custody and now faces those charges, plus mischief under $5,000 and possessing break-in instruments.

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