Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect wanted in connection to a vicious assault and personal robbery that occurred early Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in southwest Edmonton.
At approximately 4:20 a.m. last Wednesday, Southwest Division patrol officers responded to an assault in progress call in a high-rise complex near 106A Street and 46 Avenue. Alarm company personnel immediately contacted police, while observing an active assault by two male suspects on a male complainant via surveillance cameras in the condominium complex.
Preparing to leave for work early Wednesday morning, the 61-year-old complainant was walking down the building stairwell and on the way to his vehicle parked outside, when he was approached and attacked by two unknown suspects.
The suspects repeatedly punched, kicked and stomped the complainant, before robbing him. The suspects left the scene briefly, before returning to steal more personal items from the semi-conscious male.
Upon arrival on scene, EPS members spotted a male matching the description of one of the suspects near the southside of the building. A foot pursuit ensued with officers quickly locating the male hiding in a nearby dumpster.
James Dennis Winterburn, 37, is charged with aggravated assault, robbery and obstructing a peace officer.
The 61-year-old male complainant remains in hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.
EPS investigators continue to look for the second suspect who is described as an indigenous male, between 25 and 35 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, clean shaven and wearing glasses. EPS is releasing a surveillance image (see below) that shows the face of the second suspect with hopes that someone in the public can help identify him.
Anyone who is able to identify the second suspect (right side of photo) is urged to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.
MRU #: 21R049
Edmonton Police Service
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