Central Plains RCMP look for leads in roadside robbery in Portage la Prairie


On Aug. 3, 2014, shortly before 2 p.m., a woman driving south on MacDonald Street approaching Scott Avenue in Portage La Prairie was stopped by a man who was standing on the road waving his arms. There was a female spotted lying face down in the ditch.

The woman stopped her vehicle, at which time the man, who was brandishing a knife, demanded that she give him her purse. The woman who had been in the ditch attempted to get inside the vehicle, however was unable to do so.

The two suspects made away with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewellery. They fled south on foot, towards Willow and Cedar Bay.

No injuries were sustained during the robbery.

The suspects are described as:

1. Male, Aboriginal in appearance, tall with a thin build. He is approximately 165 pounds with short hair and a pock-marked face. He was wearing a white muscle shirt, light coloured surfer shorts and a flat brim baseball cap.

2. Female, Aboriginal in appearance, tall with a heavier build. She is approximately 200 pounds with long hair which was pulled back. She was wearing a tight, light pink t-shirt and tight, black yoga pants.

RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact the Central Plains RCMP at 204-857-4445 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

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