WINNIPEG, MB - Winnipeg Police have charged an18-year-old who robbed and assaulted a taxi driver, then went on to break into some garages and vehicles.
On New Years Day, around 8:40 p.m. police were notified that a taxi driver was having a fare dispute with a passenger in the area of Burrows Avenue and Buller Street. The driver reported that his lone male passenger pulled a knife, assaulted him by punching him a number of times and robbed him of his personal money.
The taxi driver suffered minor facial injuries.
Then, later the same evening around 11:40 p.m., the same suspect broke into two different garages in the 1200 block of Manitoba Avenue. He damaged the window to a vehicle and stole various tools from the first garage. Police said nothing was stolen from the second.
The man also then entered two vehicles parked in the 1200 block of Manitoba Avenue, damaging the window to one and stealing medication.
In a release Winnipeg Police said that James Albert Sumner, 18-years-old has been charged with the following:
- Break, Enter & Theft
- Possess Weapon
- Mischief Under $5000 X2
- Break & Enter with Intent
- Theft Under $5000
Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post