Winnipeg police arrest 2 teens in violent clown mask robbery
Three teens robbed, held for 90 minutes near Polo Park mall, Winnipeg police say
Winnipeg police have laid charges against two teens after a violent robbery near Polo Park mall.
Two 18-year-old women and an 18-year-old man were walking to the creek under the railway bridge just east of Empress Street to take photos when five men surrounded them, according to police.
The group of men beat the 18-year-old man and pushed him to the ground before stealing IDs, debit cards, cash and cell phones from all three.
The attackers, one armed with a knife, also forced one of the women to hand over her PIN to her debit card.
The group was also threatened repeatedly by the group, one of which who was wearing a “scary” clown mask and another, the one who held the knife, referring to himself as “the slitter” or “the slicer,” police said.
After being held for 90 minutes, the attackers finally let the group of teens leave, police said.
Now, police have laid forcible confinement and robbery charges against a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old man.
Both remain in police custody, and officers say more arrests are pending.