SELKIRK – Two teenagers wanted for allegedly seriously assaulting workers and stealing a truck at the Behavioural Health Foundation in Selkirk have been arrested.
RCMP say a 16-year-old was arrested just after 9 p.m. last night while the other was arrested just after 2 a.m.
The alleged incident happened Sunday night at the treatment facility. The two boys had apparently attacked two female workers with weapons and robbed them.
That includes taking a blue 2014 F-150 pickup, which was found abandoned in the Winnipeg area Monday afternoon.
“It’s extremely concerning when weapons are used no matter what the age of the suspects involved,” Sgt. Bert Paquet said. “The two victims were just doing their work.”
Both suspects were staying at the facility, which provides programming for those dealing with a variety of addiction problems. It is also slated to close in late June.
One of the workers was Jackie Healy, working her final shift at the centre as part of her practicum. She is in hospital in stable condition. The truck also belongs to her.
During the alleged attack, Jackie told her sister, Jaime, that she was scared.
“Like an hour and a half before the incident, she messaged me on Facebook that she was afraid of them,” Jaime says. “One boy was walking around with a bat, he was taunting her.”
The other support worker played dead at one point. When the attackers left her she bolted from the building to get help. The other worker is also in stable condition.
Jean Douchey of the Behavioural Health Foundation spoke to Global News. She wouldn’t go on tape but did say that their hearts go out to the victims and their families.