Robbery with Firearm

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Brandon Police Service Media Release

At approximately 5:30 a.m., Officers located a female in distress walking in the 1400 Block of 6th Street. The female advised that she drove to a residence on Cornell Bay and when she arrived, a male armed with a handgun approached her demanding she get out and give him the keys. The victim complied and the suspect left in the vehicle. Officers in the area observed the vehicle on Cornwallis Crescent and attempted a vehicle stop but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. Police pursued the vehicle and after the vehicle went through red lights at 1st and Richmond Avenue and 1st and Park Avenue at a very high rate of speed the pursuit was terminated. A 911 call a short time later indicated the vehicle was seen travelling east on Princess Avenue. Officers responded to the area but were not able to locate the vehicle. The stolen vehicle is a 2012 White Hyundai Elantra with Manitoba License plate HUS 435. The suspect in this offence is described as male, aboriginal in appearance, wearing red clothing with tattoos on his face. The victim did not receive any physical injuries during this incident and Police continue to investigate