January 13, 2013


Armed Robbery

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On January 13, 2013 at about 4:30 a.m., Steinbach RCMP were informed of a Home Invasion involving firearms near New Bothwell, Manitoba. Steinbach RCMP immediately attended and secured the scene. Investigation revealed that at approximately 2:30 a.m. three or four unknown males, wearing black balaclava’s carrying firearms, arrived at a residence near New Bothwell, Manitoba. The males forcibly entered a camper situated on a yard site that was occupied by a female resident.

Upon entry into the camper, the suspects pepper sprayed and pointed numerous firearms at the female victim forcing her into a back room. One suspect confined the victim by holding her at gun point as the remaining suspects rummaged through the camper stealing electronic equipment. The victim remained at gunpoint in the camper as the other suspects entered her residence where her 6 year old child was present. A variety of electronic devices were stolen from the residence.

The victim described two of the suspects. One suspect possessed large, dark, bushy eyebrows and the other suspect displayed a strong English speaking accent. The suspects fled the residence in an unknown vehicle in an undetermined direction.