Duo arrested after break-in spree in Winnipeg

A run of break-ins, including a home invasion, has led to charges against a man and woman in Winnipeg.

A run of break-ins, including a home invasion, has led to charges against a man and woman in Winnipeg.

Police say the pair hit up three homes — two in East Kildonan and one in St. Vital — during Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon this week.

The first break-in happened Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. in the 100 block of Leighton Avenue. They forced entry into an unoccupied home and took electronics and cash before getting away in a waiting vehicle, police said.

About 45 minutes later, they targeted a house in the 300 block of Helmsdale Avenue, just a few blocks away. The man went into a garage and stole a few things and then forced his way into the home, police said.

A person in the home was confronted by the man, who was armed and wearing a disguise, according to police. The intruder pushed the homeowner to the floor, took electronics, and ran out to the vehicle.

At about 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, the two suspects drove to the area of St. Anne’s Road and Hull Avenue, where the man jumped out of the vehicle and forced his way into a home on Hull Avenue, police said.

Cash and electronics were stolen and the suspects drove off.

A short time later, police were responding to the break-in when they spotted the suspects and their vehicle in the 800 block of St. Mary’s Road.

The 42-year-old man has been charged with three counts of breaking and entering and wearing a disguise. He is detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.
The 30-year-old woman is fcharged with three counts of breaking and entering. She was released from custody on a promise to appear in court at a later date.