4 Arrested After Cab Driver Robbed at Gunpoint

4 Arrested After Cab Driver Robbed

WINNIPEG - Four suspects have been arrested after a taxi cab driver was robbed at gunpoint at around 4:40 yesterday morning.

Police arrived with K-9 to the area and located a number of suspects inside a home on Pacific Avenue. Some individuals were taken into custody early, but remaining occupants of the house engaged in a lengthy standoff with police.

Members of the Tactical Support Team and the Crisis Negotiation Unit, along with other police units, were used to bring the incident to a safe resolution. A total of 11 people were taken into custody throughout the event.

The Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation and executed a search warrant at the residence, recovering a .380 Auto handgun along with ammunition and a pellet gun. The pistol was determined to have been stolen during a break & enter in Selkirk, Manitoba, in 1998.

31 year-old Samuel Tache McKay has been charged with:

- Armed Robbery using a Restricted Firearm or Prohibited Firearm

- Discharge a Restricted Firearm or a Prohibited Firearm with Intent

- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

- Possession of a Weapon

- Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order

- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition

- Use of Firearm During Commission of an Indictable Offence

- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle

- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regulations

- Possession of a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Obtained by Crime

- Pointing a Firearm

- Fail to Comply with Probation Order

- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice

24 year-old Prairie Sky Atkinson has been charged with:

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

- Identity Fraud - Intent to Avoid Arrest, Prosecution or Obstruct Justice

She was also processed on several outstanding warrants.

They were detained in custody.

A 24-year-old female of Winnipeg has been arrested for:

- Armed Robbery using a Firearm

An 18-year-old female of Winnipeg has been arrested for:

- Armed Robbery using a Firearm

- Possession of a Weapon (x2)

They were released on a Promise to Appear.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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