Man charged following 15 robberies over 3 months in Winnipeg

A Winnipeg police cruiser outside an apartment block. Jordan Pearn/Global News

A 27-year-old man is facing charges following a string of robberies which occurred over a roughly 12-week period across Winnipeg, according to the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS).

The earliest happened on March 9, when someone stole gas from a station in the 1000 block of Keewatin Street.

That same individual was believed to be responsible for producing a knife and stealing money and cigarettes from the same location later that evening, police say.

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The most recent incident happened on June 2, when a man armed with a gun and accompanied by a female suspect robbed a convenience store in the 700 block of St. Mary’s Road of cash, lottery tickets, and cigarettes.

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In the interceding three months, investigators say the same male suspect was responsible for 15 similar robberies, usually involving a knife or a gun, in various parts of the city.

The total value of the merchandise and cash stolen is pegged at around $46,000.

On June 2, officers arrested a male suspect and charged him in relation to all 15 robberies.

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At the time of the arrest, he was allegedly carrying a quantity of crack cocaine. A search later turned up a CO2-powered handgun, according to police.

The man is facing 22 separate charges and remains in custody.

A 30-year-old woman will also be charged with robbery and failure to comply with a release order.

The WPS says she will be processed by way of release order.

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