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Steinbach RCMP investigate armed robbery

On January 3, 2013, at about 4:20pm, Steinbach RCMP were informed of an armed robbery with a firearm that occurred at a business on 1st Street in Steinbach.

Steinbach RCMP report that members attended and secured the scene where investigation revealed that a male dressed in black, wearing a balaclava entered the business and pointed a long, barreled firearm at the business owner. The suspect then demanded cash from the cash register and safe before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then entered a waiting vehicle that was parked nearby.

Police investigation shows that the suspect vehicle circled the area prior to the suspect entering the business. Witnesses say that the suspect vehicle departed the scene with two males wearing balaclavas. RCMP report that no one was injured during the incident. The Steinbach General Investigations Section and the Winnipeg Forensic Identification Section also attended the scene.

The suspect entering the business is described as a white male in his early 20’s, standing about 5’10 tall with a slim build, carrying a black coloured rifle or shotgun.

The vehicle is described as a single cab, red coloured, 1996 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck. The truck had no tail gate and possessed a large amount of rust. Investigation further reveals that the suspect vehicle may have been stolen earlier on this date from the town of Morris, Manitoba.

RCMP are requesting that if anyone has information regarding this crime to call the Steinbach RCMP at 204-326-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 204-780 TIPS(8477). RCMP are advising the public not to approach the suspects as they are armed and dangerous.

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