The crime level is on the rise throughout Canada for the last couple of years, in many cases, it is drug-related crimes.
Last Monday, November 12th a woman was robbed at Pembina Highway ATM, it happened in the evening. Police say the victim, 33, was walking back to her car in the 1100 block of Pembina Highway when a man waiting in a nearby bus shack approached her, armed with a knife. He took her money and keys and got into her car. Thankfully, the victim got herself together and managed to set off her car’s panic alarm and the man ran away.
The suspect is described as around 6’0″ and clean-shaven with an average build. He was wearing a grey parka with fur around the hood.
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).