Man Attacked With Cordless Drill

Man Attacked With Cordless Drill

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man was seriously assaulted with a drill after his apartment suite on Dufferin was broken into.

Police along with Tactical Support and the K-9 Unit responded to a call at 1:10 am. on Sunday morning. They found a man in his 20's suffering from serious injuries caused by a drill. Four suspects had forced their way into the suite of the sleeping man and attacked him using a battery-operated drill. His suite was then ransacked and several items were stolen before the suspects fled. He was taken to hospital in unstable condition.

Police took a number of suspects that were still inside the building into custody.

32 year-old Richard Thomas Poynting has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit Robbery - Dwelling House

- Aggravated Assault

31 year-old Connie Miscel Williams has been charged with:

- Break Enter & Commit Robbery - Dwelling House

- Aggravated Assault

- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x2)

He was also processed on an outstanding arrest warrant for:

- Fail to Attend Court - Recognizance by Judge/Justice

They were detained in custody.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Two suspects remain outstanding. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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