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Security camera footage shows brazen overnight attempted theft at Winnipeg car dealership

Security camera footage posted online shows a brazen overnight attempted theft on a Winnipeg car dealership lot.

The video posted on YouTube on Wednesday had more than 115,000 views by noon on Thursday

Security camera footage shows brazen overnight attempted robbery at Winnipeg car dealership

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Security camera footage shows brazen overnight attempted robbery at Winnipeg car dealership.

Security camera footage posted online appears to show a brazen overnight attempted theft at a Winnipeg car dealership. And a lot of people have seen the alleged thieves at work — within a day of its posting, the video had already been viewed more than 115,000 times on YouTube.

The video, posted by the Winnipeg company BIL Security, shows a Pontiac minivan pulling into the auto lot in the early morning hours of May 24. In the video, the van parks beside a row of new trucks and SUVs at the dealership, which is in the 1700 block of Waverley Street.

At approximately 12:40 a.m., according to the video's timestamp, two people can be seen getting out of the van before removing wheels from a large SUV parked next to it. They then put the wheels, including the rims, into their van.

Winnipeg police said they arrived at the dealership shortly before 1 a.m., and the suspects ran east from the dealership. 

Officers tracked one of the suspects and arrested a 26-year-old man, who is known to police, a short distance from the dealership.

A 16-year-old suspect was later arrested at a residence in the St. Vital neighbourhood, police said.

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