The crime lever is on the rise in Winnipeg for the last couple of years. The second term mayor Bowman promised to dedicate all the necessary recourses and manpower to resolve city`s crime and meth problem, which are in most cases connected.
Last Monday, November 19th four teenagers decided to go on a crime spree in Winnipeg. The boys were trying the door handles of vehicles in the McPhillips Street and Mapleglen Drive area when they were confronted by a 19-year-old man. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the man.
Just a couple of hours later, a 37-year-old man walking through a parking lot was confronted by the four suspects, who pointed a gun and demanded money. They had stolen his backpack and ran away with victim`s personal belongings.
They were located by police in an Inkster Boulevard lane and taken into custody. One of the suspects had a concealed knife. All four teens – aged 14 through 17 – face charges of armed robbery using a firearm and using a firearm during the commission of an indictable offense.
All four suspects have been detained in custody at the Manitoba Youth Centre.
Unfortunately, such incidents happen in the city every day and in many cases, youth is involved. Winnipeg Police and city authorities working on the plan to solve the crime problem in the city. We all hope for a solution to be found soon, to make our city safe to work and to live in, so we don’t have to worry about our own and our family member’s safety and well being.