Winnipeg Police Nab Jewelry Thief

Winnipeg, Manitoba – On March 31, 2018, at approximately 10:10 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service was alerted to a commercial robbery in the 300 block of Portage Avenue. It was relayed to police that a security officer was in pursuit of the suspect.

General Patrol officers attended and located the suspect in the custody of two security officers in the area of Portage Avenue and Kennedy Street. The suspect sustained two cuts during the robbery. He was transported to hospital, treated and later released.

Officers learned that the suspect confronted and threatened an employee with a knife, demanding the safe be opened. The employee was able to flee. The suspect then smashed two glass display cases and stole approximately $28,000 in jewelry before fleeing. All stolen property was recovered.

Brandon Cory RICHARDS, 33-years-old, of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Possess Weapon
  • Utter Threats
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • He has been detained in custody.

Robbery – Arrest: C18-65308

Winnipeg Police Service

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