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Bystanders assaulted in attempt to stop robbery, Winnipeg police say

A handgun and $8,600 in drugs have been seized after a vehicle was searched on Burrows Ave on Sept 29,. Shane Gibson/Global News

Winnipeg police are looking for information about an incident Monday night on Balmoral Street.

Police said two bystanders — both in their 50s — witnessed a suspect trying to rob an elderly woman around 9 p.m. When they tried to intervene, they were assaulted by the armed suspect, who then fled the scene.

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The bystanders, a man and a woman, were both taken to hospital with what police said were significant injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call major crimes investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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