Violent Winnipeg flower robbery leads to charges

A photo of flower pots in the trunk of a vehicle. A Winnipeg man was hurt after a violent flower robbery Sunday. Getty Images

A man is facing charges stemming from a violent flower robbery in the east end of Winnipeg.

Police say the unusual incident happened around 7 p.m. Sunday in the Kern Park neighbourhood.

A 70-year-old man tried to intervene after he noticed two people in his yard, one of whom was taking his flower pots and loading them into the back of a vehicle.

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During the scuffle, police say the suspect slammed the trunk of the vehicle on the victim’s head and pointed a knife at him before driving away.

On Tuesday, investigators arrested a 40-year-old man on robbery-related charges.

A 36-year-old woman was also arrested but was later released without charges.

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