A number of guns are on the street after a pair of robberies in Brandon and Winkler.
The Brandon incident was a break, enter and theft that took place at a home in the city’s Brentwood Village Trailer Court.
A gun safe and its contents were reported stolen, including five rifles, two shotguns, two handguns, a crossbow and multiple knives and swords.
Brandon police say they were notified Monday evening, but that the break-in occurred sometime between Saturday and Monday.
In Winkler, police discovered a large hole in the front of Dominion Outdoors, a 1st Street business, around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say a stolen truck was backed through the front wall of the store, and a large number of handguns and long guns were stolen from the business.
Chris Kalansky, Winkler’s deputy police chief, said the three suspects were in the store only a minute or two before fleeing.
“At this time we’re looking at about 35 firearms, mostly handguns, were stolen.
“This is the largest (gun theft) I’m aware of in Winkler’s history.”
The stolen truck was later discovered outside of Winkler, but the suspects had fled the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call Winkler police at 204-325-0829 or Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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