August 11, 2017 5:24 pm

Winnipeg police search for women involved in 3 separate robberies

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Winnipeg police are searching for suspects in connection to three separate “strong arm robberies” on Tuesday and Thursday.

According to police, the first incident happened Tuesday at around 7 a.m.

A woman in her 50s was walking in the 400 block of Edmonton Street when two other women approached her. The two women attempted to steal the victim’s purse when a passerby helped scare off the suspects who ran away. The victim suffered minor injuries and managed to keep a hold of her purse.

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The second incident happened on Thursday at around 3:10 a.m. when a woman in her 40s was confronted in the 1800 block of Pembina Highway by four suspects. The four women demanded the victim’s personal property and assaulted her.

“The victim in this incident was assaulted numerous times, but thankfully only suffered minor injuries,” Carver said.

The third robbery happened in the 600 block of Notre Dame later the same morning at approximately 6:20 a.m.

A woman in her 40s pulled into work in her vehicle when three women approached her car and began banging on the windows. The victim exited her vehicle and police said she was attacked by two of the suspects who then fled on foot after stealing property from the victim.

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“This victim suffered some fairly serious injuries, soft tissue, but pretty serious. She was treated in hospital for these injuries,” Cst. Rob Carver said Friday.

“The suspect descriptions that are being put together now don’t match in these incidents, we don’t think they’re connected. And geographically they’re certainly spread out across the city.”

Anyone who has any information regarding these incidents are asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 1-204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 1-204-786-8477.

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