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BPS searching for two suspects who allegedly stole $40,000 in cellular devices

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: May 13, 2022 09:08

Police say the hold-up happened Thursday morning at a store on 18th Street North

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On May 12, 2022 at approximately 9:10 am, Brandon police responded to a report of a robbery at a business in the 800 block of 18th Street North. Police say two suspects entered the business and demanded to know where the merchandise was stored. The suspects then allegedly threatened the employee to turn over approximately $40,000 worth of cellular devices. The suspects drove away in a newer Mazda CX5 or CX8. The Manitoba licence plate on the vehicle, did not match the vehicle description provided. The two suspects were wearing disposable gloves, with their faces covered. They are both described as black males. One of the males is approximately 5”8”. The second male is said to have been wearing a white hoodie, dark pants, and white sneakers. The employee was not injured. It is unknown if the suspects were carrying any weapons. The matter is still under investigation and is being led by the BPS Major Crimes Section.

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On May 11th, 2022 police received a report that a male had stolen a backpack from a business in 900 block of 18th Street North. On May 12th, 2022 police located a 28-year-old man who was arrested and released for the charge of Theft Under $5000.  The accused is to appear in court July 4th, 2022.

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On May 12th, 2022, a male was reported to be actively stealing from a business in the 900 block of Victoria Avenue. A 24-year-old man was arrested and released for the charge of Theft Under $5000. The accused is to appear in court July 7th, 2022.

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On May 12th, 2022, Brandon police arrested a woman who had allegedly robbed several city businesses. A 31-year-old  woman is to appear in court May 13th, 2022 for 6 charges of Theft Under $5000.

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Safer Neighbourhoods and Policing Initiative – SNAP Reminder: Owners of security camera systems within City of Brandon limits can access the Safer Neighbourhoods and Policing Initiative registration system at snap.brandon.ca.  (This includes both business camera systems and personal home systems)  Once here, they can put in their contact information, location, and number of security cameras, which police will in turn see populated on a map of the City of Brandon with the location of any cameras. For more information on SNAP, please visit: https://www.brandon.ca/what-we-do/s-n-a-p-initiative and https://www.brandon.ca/news/media-releases/04-august-2021snap 

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On May 4th, 2022, Brandon police say a female victim attended the Brandon Police Service to report that she had been sexually assaulted by a 36-year-old man. On May 12th, 2022, officers located the suspect male whereby he was arrested and released for the charge of Sexual Assault. The accused is to appear in court July 11th, 2022.

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Arrest Warrants:

On May 12th, 2022 a male was reported to be acting suspiciously near a construction site in the 0 hundred block of 18th Street. A suspect matching the description provided was located by police - and a check of police records revealed an outstanding warrant for Failing to Attend Court. A 40-year-old man was arrested and released for a court date of June 13th, 2022.

On May 12th, 2022 a pedestrian check was conducted with a female in the 900 block of Victoria Avenue.  A check of Police records showed the individual to have outstanding warrants held by the Brandon Police Service and Winnipeg Police Service. A 31-year-old woman has been arrested and held in custody to appear in court May 13th, 2022.

On May 12th, 2022 police responded to a report of a disturbance at an establishment in the 3100 block of Victoria Avenue. A check of police records showed one of the subjects involved to have an outstanding warrant held by the Winnipeg Police Service. A 26-year-old man was arrested and released for a Winnipeg court date of August 22nd, 2022.

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