Two Women, 16 & 28, Charged for Multiple Liquor Marts Thefts in Winnipeg

Two Women, 16 & 28, Charged

WINNIPEG - Two more arrests were made in connection with several Liquor Mart thefts and robberies in Winnipeg.

Police said between July 17th and September 18, 2018, a woman visited various Liquor Mart locations around the city. She would often enter the store, select several liquor bottles and leave without making any attempt to pay. Liquor worth approximately $4,050 was stolen over the course of nine incidents.

During one of those incident on August 28th the suspect threw a bottle at a security guard who approached her and struck him. She also threw a bottle at a customer in the store before running away.

During another incident, this one on September 18th, the suspect turned a bottle upside down and threatened an employee as she fled the store.

The suspect, a 16-year-old female from Winnipeg, was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with a number of theft and robbery-related offences for her role during the incidents.

A second person was also arrested and charged.

Between April 18th and July 1st a woman visited various Liquor Mart locations around the city. She would often enter the store, select several liquor bottles and leave without making any attempt to pay. Liquor worth approximately $5,150 was stolen over the course of eighteen incidents.

During six of the incidents, the woman sprayed employees and/or customers with bear spray and threatened to spray employees during an additional two incidents.

On Tuesday police arrested Markie Haley Seymour, a 28-year-old woman from Winnipeg at a home in West St. Paul. Seymour has been charged with a number of theft and robbery-related offences for her role during the incidents.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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