There is a huge amount of thefts in liquor marts nearly 1300 reported this year, which a big increase in comparison to previous years and there are still four-month left in 2018. This statistics is at least concerning, but also show a bigger problem in the city where crime lever constantly rises and police are not capable of preventing it from increasing every year.
Winnipeg Police made an arrest on Monday of one of the liquor thieves, a young woman faces at least 19 Liquor Mart theft charges in addition to several clothing store thefts. A 25-year-old Alycia Yvonne Leitch, stole approximately $4000 worth of merchandise, now awaits trial.
Winnipeg police said that security staff of these stores is not doing their job, not doing enough to prevent thefts like this from happening in their stores, but also often employees do not even try to intervene or confront thieves when such crimes occur. Unfortunately, such thefts became a normal weekly deal for some pretty young criminals, but surely all of them will be arrested.