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Teen threatens beer vendor guard with knife, makes off with booze, say Winnipeg police

Police hoping to speak with anyone who may have seen an altercation in the area.
Police hoping to speak with anyone who may have seen an altercation in the area. Global News

Winnipeg police say a beer vendor was robbed and a security guard threatened with a knife in St. James on Monday night.

Police said a boy headed to a beer vendor on St. Matthews Avenue near Empress Street at about 8:30 p.m. and grabbed a “pack of malt beverages.”

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When the cashier asked for ID, the teen took out a knife and brandished it. He then ran, threatening a security guard with the knife before he left.

Police caught up to the suspect nearby on Sargent Avenue and Milt Stegall Drive. They found the stolen malt drinks and a knife.

A 14-year-old male faces charges for robbery, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon. He is in custody.

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