Suspects Use Stolen Snowmobile for Getaway

Manitoba Post StaffNews

MANITOBA – Two Winnipeg men face numerous charges after they broke into an occupied home in St. Andrews, armed with a firearm.

The homeowner called her neighbours as the two suspects forced open the door of the home in the RM of St. Andrews, near Petersfield. As the neighbours arrived, they were confronted by the two suspects. One of the suspects had a firearm. The homeowner and the neighbours were able to safely get away. The two suspects also fled the scene on a snowmobile.

Officers conducted extensive patrols of the area in search of the armed suspects.

At approximately 8:15 pm, Selkirk RCMP received a call from a residence in the RM of St Andrews, after a snowmobile had broken down in their yard and the homeowners had given the two snowmobilers a ride to a residence off of Highway 8. The caller told police that the two snowmobilers appeared suspicious.

Upon investigation, the broken down snowmobile was the same make, size and colour of the one used in the break and enter earlier that day, and the two males fit the description of the two suspects.

Selkirk RCMP along with officers from Gimli RCMP attended the residence on Highway 8, and took two males and a female into custody. A long rifle and loaded handgun were seized.

A 23-year-old male and a 43-year-old male, both from Winnipeg, are each facing numerous charges.