Manitoba

Knife-wielding invader breaks into North Kildonan home, demands money

Police said a woman who lived in the house was coming back in from taking the garbage out when a man with a knife forced his way in through the back door and demanded money.

Man was scared off by people in house after Friday night break-in on Edison near Henderson Highway: police

Police said the man who broke into the house is in his mid-to-late 20s and about six feet tall with an average build. He was wearing a black jacket and baseball cap and was clean-shaven. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Winnipeg police say a North Kildonan woman was the victim of a home invasion late Friday night, and they're now looking for the man responsible.

Just before midnight, officers responded to a report of an armed break-in on Edison Avenue near Henderson Highway.

A woman who lived at the home was coming back inside from taking out the garbage when a man with a knife forced his way in through the back door of the house and demanded money, police said in a Saturday news release.

Other people who live in the house realized what was happening, and the man ran away empty-handed, police said. The woman was injured but didn't need medical attention.

Police are looking for a man in his mid-to-late 20s who has an average build and is about six feet tall. He was wearing a black jacket and baseball cap and was clean-shaven, police said.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to call the Winnipeg Police Service's major crimes unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

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