Male Meets For Date Then Ends Up Stabbed and Robbed in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba – On July 24, 2016 the RCMP were notified of an injured male attempting to flag down motorists on the north Perimiter Hwy, east of Pipeline St. The male was picked up by a passer-by and taken to a hospital in Winnipeg at which time the Winnipeg Police Service was notified. .

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The 30-year-old, male victim advised that on July 23, 2016, he arranged a date via a popular on-line dating site. When he attended the pre-arranged residence, a male and female were present. A short time later, a second male arrived and attacked the victim, stabbing him once in the lower body, assaulting him and robbing of personal items and along with this car keys. One of the accused persons was then able to withdraw money from the victim’s bank account while others continued to assault the victim.

The victim was then forced into his own vehicle, taken to the north perimeter, where his vehicle was driven in a ditch causing extensive damage. The suspects then fled leaving the victim at this location.

On July 31, 2016 a 17-year-old female was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Robbery x3
  • Unlawfully in a Dwelling House x2
  • Break, Enter and Commit Robbery
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Robbery
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Kidnapping
  • Administer Noxious Thing with Intent to Endanger life or Cause Bodily Harm

On July 12, 2017 members of the Winnipeg Police Service located and arrested Joseph Bernard RICHARD, 20-years-old of Winnipeg. He has been charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Administer Noxious Thing with Intent to Endanger Life or Cause Bodily Harm

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Robbery – Arrest: C16-153316

Winnipeg Police Service


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