At approximately 5:55 pm February 11th Flin Flon RCMP received a report of an armed robbery at the Manitoba Liquor Mart on Hapnot Street. Two males entered the store. One male used a machete to threaten a female employee in an attempt to get money from the cash register while the other male stood watch. No money was obtained but they left with bottles of alcohol. Nobody was injured during the incident.
The suspects were wearing very identifiable clothing and with the assistance of Creighton RCMP, officers were able to quickly locate the male with the machete and take him into custody. He remains in custody and is facing charges of Robbery with Offensive Weapon, Uttering Threats Against a Person, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, and Carrying Concealed Weapon.
Police continue to look for the other male. He was wearing a black “Hustlegang” sweatshirt, a dark New York Yankees baseball cap, a black facial covering, and grey boots. If you have information call the RCMP at 204-687-1423, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.