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Winnipeg police seek suspect in armed cigarette robbery

A Winnipeg Police Service shoulder badge on an officer.
A Winnipeg Police Service shoulder badge on an officer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg police are on the lookout for the suspect in a Thursday night gas bar robbery on Madison Street near Polo Park.

Police said the incident took place around 10 p.m., when a man asked for cigarettes from behind the counter. As the employee started to process the sale, the suspect pulled a handgun on him, grabbed the cigarettes, and took off.

The victim, 22, wasn’t hurt in the incident.

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The suspect is described as six feet tall with a slim build, dressed all in black with a hood and black facemask.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes at 204-986-6219, or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS.

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