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Pair attacked with hammer, robbed in Central Park neighbourhood

A man and woman were treated in hospital following an assault Monday.
A man and woman were treated in hospital following an assault Monday. Shane Gibson/Global News

A man and woman are in custody and police are looking for two more suspects after a man and woman were assaulted and robbed in Winnipeg’s Central Park neighbourhood Monday.

Reports of an assault brought police to Carlton Street and Ellice Avenue around 10:10 p.m., where officers found two victims, a 26-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman.

Both victims had been punched, kicked and hit over the head with a solid object.

Police say the male victim had been able to restrain one female attacker until he was confronted by a man swinging a hammer.

A cell phone and cigarettes were stolen during the attack, according to police.

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Two suspects were arrested nearby, but police say another two were able to get away.

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Both victims were treated in hospital for upper body injuries.

Kara Lisa Harper, 27, has been charged with robbery and possession of a weapon.

Michael Okemow, 31, has been charged with assault with a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited device or ammunition.

The Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate and anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS.

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