Bear Clan Help Capture Bad Guy Carry Weapons in Downtown

Bear Clan Help Capture Bad Guy

WINNIPEG - Thanks to great work by of members of the Bear Clan, police captured and arrested a man who was carrying weapons in Winnipeg.

Friday night the Bear Clan was around Pritchard Avenue and McKenzie Street when they overheard a group of people talking about a firearm. They also spotted a woman carrying a machete in a purse.

Police responded quickly and located the group in a back lane near Selkirk Avenue and McGregor Street. As officers approached, a man dropped a bag and an object and the group ran off.

Officers quickly gave chase on foot and captured the man in a yard in the 500 block of Flora Avenue.

A search of the area where the items had been dropped resulted in the seizure of a long gun-style replica air rifle in a bag and a handgun-style replica air pistol.

Police arrested Robert John Arthur Prince, a 33-year-old man of Winnipeg, and charged him with:

  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (x2)
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x8)
  • Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice (x5)

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TOPICS:   Winnipeg Police

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