Portage la Prairie RCMP investigating robbery

February 21, 2024
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

News release


Suspect with knife
closeup photo of suspect with knife
Suspect with gun
unidentified female

On February 21, 2024, at approximately 5:10 am, Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a report of a panic alarm at a business located in the 700 block of Saskatchewan Avenue, in Portage la Prairie.

While officers were responding, an update had been received that a robbery had just occurred.

Officers attended and learned that two male suspects had entered the establishment, one armed with a handgun, the other with a knife, and had stolen cash and cigarettes.

The suspects fled westbound from the business and are believed to have entered an awaiting vehicle.

Surveillance cameras captured footage of these two suspects entering the store.

Just prior to this robbery, an unidentified female is seen entering the store, where she walks around briefly, then leaves.

Anyone with information in relation to this robbery or can help identify the two males or female, seen walking in prior to the robbery, are asked to contact the Portage la Prarie
RCMP at 204-768-2311, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Portage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate.


Contact information

Phone: 204-983-8497
Email: Media.Relations.RCMP.Manitoba@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Manitoba RCMP Media Relations Unit

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
Robert Cyrenne, Director Communications and Media Relations

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File number: 2024-232271

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