Just after 12:30 AM on November 22, 2013, Central Plains RCMP were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at Karl’s Smoke Shop on Gamblers Road in Dakota Tipi First Nation, Manitoba. Police arrived within minutes of the initial call. Portage la Prairie Police Dog Service was contacted and attended to assist with the investigation.
Investigation revealed that 3 individuals entered the business. One of them was brandishing a weapon and demanded the staff member open the cash register. The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cigarettes and a cell phone before fleeing from the building. No injuries were reported.
Police were unable to locate the suspects.
The suspects are described as all Aboriginal in appearance. One suspect is male and was wearing gray pants, a white hoodie, orange/red colored balaclava and carrying a red and black back pack. The second suspect is also a male. He was wearing light colored pants, gray sweater, black jacket and an orange shirt worn as a balaclava. The third suspect is believed to be a female wearing a gray hoodie, blue vest and red/orange colored balaclava.