WINNIPEG – A 19-year-old man known to police is behind bars after he allegedly robbed and attacked a man in River Heights.
It happened around 8:15a.m., Thursday near Wellington Crescent and Academy.
Police say a 42-year-old was biking to work, when the suspect stepped in his path demanding the bike.
After the victim refused to hand it over, the suspect pulled out a hatchet and attacked the man. He then took the bike and fled.
Carver calls the timing and location of the attack unusual.
“I think when I released it, I was a little shocked, I don’t see that and I’ve been doing this for a long time. The level of violence in the incident, the timing of it and the location really struck us in a lot of ways.”
Police arrested the suspect shortly after the incident. He now faces robbery and probation charges.
The victim wasn’t seriously hurt.