WINNIPEG – A man in a wheelchair was attacked and robbed early Saturday morning in St. Boniface.
The 26 year old victim was approached by a man wearing a bandanna over his face at around 2:54 a.m. near Enfield Crescent and Goulet Street. The suspect knocked the man to the ground and then took off with several of his belongings.
Someone nearby came the victim’s aid and got him back into his wheelchair, but left before police arrived.
Winnipeg Police believe the man continued his crime spree by breaking into a nearby garage and a vehicle.
Brendan Mitchell, 23, from Selkirk was arrested and now faces several charges including robbery, theft and break and enter.
Police believe the man who helped the victim back into his wheelchair may have witnessed the assault. He and anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact investigators at 1-204-986-2868.