Break and enter on Clarence Ave leads to 2 arrests: Winnipeg police

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Two people were arrested after a break and enter in the 1200 block of Clarence Avenue on Saturday, according to Winnipeg police.

Officers went to a commercial property on Clarence at 1:45 a.m. and saw two suspects entering a vehicle in the parking lot. They immediately fled from police.

The suspects’ vehicle (later found to be stolen) was used to ram a police vehicle, causing extensive damage and rendering it inoperable.

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No officers were injured.

The suspects were eventually tracked down on Hurst Way and Waverley street by AIR1 and safely arrested.

Officers seized a large amount of property (believed to be stolen) from the abandoned vehicle including:

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  • CO2 pellet firearm
  • Various tools
  • Various vehicle keys
  • License plates
  • Identity documents

One 45-year-old man from Saskatoon and one 38-year-old woman from Winnipeg were arrested and are in custody.

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