Women assaulted in 3 strong-arm robberies

Three women were attacked during robbery attempts over three days, and all by other women, Winnipeg police say.

All the victims were attacked by other women, Winnipeg police say

The robberies and assaults on three Winnipeg women do not appear to be related, police say. (CBC)

Three women were attacked during robbery attempts over three days, and all by other women, Winnipeg police say.

Police say the first robbery occurred on Tuesday at about 7 a.m. when a woman was walking down Edmonton Street at about 7 a.m. The woman, in her 50s, was approached by two females who tried to grab her purse. A passerby managed to scare the pair off, who fled without the purse. The victim suffered minor injuries.

On Thursday, police say, a woman had arrived in her car for work at about 6:20 a.m. on Notre Dame Street when three women surrounded the car and started banging on the windows. The victim, in her 40s, got out of her car and two of the women hit her. They ran away after stealing some of her belongings. 

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries that were treated in hospital. Her car was also damaged.

Earlier on Thursday at about 3:10 a.m., a woman in her 40s was walking down Pembina Highway when four females stopped her and demanded her personal property. The victim was struck numerous times but suffered only minor injuries before the group got away.
Police said there are no descriptions of any of the suspects, and the assaults don't appear to be related. The Major Crimes Unit is investigating and anyone with information should call police at 204-986-6219.