Winnipeg man arrested after 3 stolen purses, some with knife point: Police – Winnipeg

A Winnipeg man has been arrested after three separate robberies, police say.

The Major Crimes Unit launched an investigation into three elderly women who allegedly had their wallets stolen in different parts of the city at the end of September.

In the first incident, at 12:30 p.m. on September 20, a man approached a 79-year-old woman on the 500 block of Kenaston Boulevard.

He allegedly stole her purse and its contents with a knife – the suspect used the knife to cut the purse’s strap in order to steal it from the victim before fleeing in a nearby vehicle. The woman was not injured.

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Then, at 11pm on September 22, the same suspect allegedly approached a 66-year-old woman on the 400 block of McPhillips Street and stole her purse and its contents. She also sustained no injuries and the suspect again fled in a nearby vehicle.

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At 12:30pm on September 26, he approached and allegedly robbed a 79-year-old woman at Block 600 of Cambridge Street. She was not injured and he fled on foot.

The suspect allegedly used the stolen debit and credit cards at a restaurant, gas station and motel, police say.

Police located the suspect in his vehicle at 5:15 p.m. on September 27 and arrested him without incident.

A 50-year-old Winnipeg man is now facing charges and has been released on a commitment.

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