19-year-old Brandon man arrested for string of recent robberies


Brandon Police Service Media Release

Police investigation into three separate Robberies with violence has led to the arrest of a 19-year-old Brandon man.

On April 12th 2017 at 3:30 AM, a 27-year-old male was walking on the bike path near Fotheringham Drive and was approached by two males who forced the man to attend an ATM and withdraw cash. One of the suspects brandished a weapon, which was described as looking like a screwdriver. The victim was not injured in this attack.

Just after midnight on April 15th, Police responded to a report of male covered in blood near 34th Street and Victoria Avenue. The 70-year male was at the recycle bins and was approached by a male who demanded cash and the victim’s vehicle. A struggle ensued which resulted in the suspect stabbing the victim numerous times in the head and face area. The victim was transported to hospital and eventually taken by STARS to Winnipeg with serious injuries as a result of this attack. The suspect fled the area with the vehicle and wallet belonging to the victim. The vehicle was later recovered on Cherry Crescent.

On April 15th at 6:51 PM, Police responded to Falcon Crescent after receiving a report that a male had been cornered in his garage by three suspects. After a brief struggle, one of the suspect took cash and keys to the 81-year-old victim’s vehicle. Police k-9 tracked to the Brandon Shopper’s Mall and the suspect was arrested inside the mall.

Police investigation has linked all three Robberies to the same suspect. The 19-year-old Brandon man was arrested for Robbery with Offensive Weapon X 3, Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Fraudulent use of a Credit Card X 2.

Continued investigation has revealed that suspect is also responsible for a Robbery with Violence and Forcible Entry that occurred on April 14th at 12:02 AM. The suspect and two other males forced their way into a residence in the 2600 Block of McTavish Avenue. The suspect assaulted two males within the residence and stole a cell phone and cash before fleeing. The suspect has been additionally arrested for Robbery with Violence and Forcible Entry.

The man was held in custody to appear in Court on Tuesday.

Police investigation with respect to other Crimes and Suspects involved continues.