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Winnipeg convenience store employee robbed at knifepoint: police

Winnipeg police have two men in custody after three men robbed a convenience store on St. Mary's Road early Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Two men have been arrested after an early-morning armed robbery at a Winnipeg convenience store.

Police were called to the store in the 200 block of St. Mary’s Road around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

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They say three men armed with a knife threatened an employee before stealing lottery tickets and other merchandise.

The employee was not injured.

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Officers caught up with two men matching the suspects’ descriptions near Goulet Street and Tache Avenue.

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The pair were arrested and police say a machete was seized along with some methamphetamine.

Investigators say all of the stolen merchandise was recovered.

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A 19-year-old man facing a number of charges including robbery, possession of a weapon and possession of methamphetamine.

A 33-year-old man is charged with robbery.

Police are continuing to investigate and anyone with information is asked to call the major crimes unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS.

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