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Armed robbery in west-central Manitoba leads to 3 arrests: RCMP

A rifle Manitoba RCMP believe was used in an armed robbery in Pine Creek on Saturday.
A rifle Manitoba RCMP believe was used in an armed robbery in Pine Creek on Saturday. Handout / Manitoba RCMP

Two men and a teen are facing charges after an armed robbery over the weekend in Pine River.

Mounties say they got a call around 5:40 p.m. Saturday that two males wearing masks and carrying a rifle entered the business and demanded money, cigarettes and liquor before fleeing on an all-terrain vehicle.

Officers responded by setting up roadblocks throughout the area.

RCMP say their members spotted the ATV and attempted a traffic stop on Highway 20 and Highway 272 near Camperville, about 35 kilometres northeast of where the robbery had taken place.

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The ATV made off into a field, but Mounties were able to use police dogs to track down and arrest three males hiding nearby.

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Officers allegedly recovered a firearm and the stolen items at the scene.

James Flatfoot, 33, of Dauphin is facing a list of charges, including robbery with a firearm, wearing a disguise with intent, flight from a peace officer and weapons possession.

A 16-year-old boy from Pine Creek First Nation is facing similar charges, minus flight from police.

An unnamed 20-year-old man, also from Pine Creek First Nation, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

Pine Creek is approximately 317 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

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