Officers arrested two alleged armed robbers after a 17-year-old girl had a loaded gun pointed at her New Year’s Eve, Winnipeg police say, when she was trying to sell a mobile phone through an online classified service in the North End.
Just before 5 p.m., police went to Mountain Avenue and Salter Street after the girl reported she had been robbed.
She went to a residence on the 300 block of Salter Avenue to sell the phone, police say. When she went inside a suite, a suspect pointed a gun at her, demanding the phone before she fled.
When officers arrived, they found a loaded, sawed-off .22 calibre rifle hidden outside the suite, police report.
Police then executed a search warrant on the home. Inside, they found and seized ammunition, a bit less than one-and-a-half grams of cocaine and just under four grams of methamphetamine.
They found the stolen phone, too.
Twenty-one-year-old Chelsey Dawn Osborne and 27-year-old Kelly Marie Kroeker, both of Winnipeg, are charged with a slew of weapons and drug offences.
Both are in police custody.