Four teens busted by Winnipeg police, RCMP, for string of armed robberies

Four teens have been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies at gas bars and convenience stores around Winnipeg, police said.

The robberies started Dec. 16 when a St. Marys Road gas bar was robbed at gunpoint, and a total of 10 similar robberies — nine in Winnipeg and one in Grunthal, Man. — took place over a three-day period.

In each case, a gun or knife was involved, but no victims were injured.

Winnipeg police said officers followed a vehicle that was leaving the area of the last robbery, a Corydon Avenue convenience store on Saturday evening, and chased it to the city limits, ultimately giving up the pursuit due to the speeds involved.

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Police tipped off area RCMP, who arrested David Michael Dueck, 19, the next day in the RM of Hanover, where they also found the suspect vehicle.

A pair of 17-year-olds, one in Hanover, the other in Steinbach, were also arrested Sunday by RCMP and the Winnipeg Major Crimes Unit.

A fourth suspect, also 17, was arrested Monday with the help of St. Anne Police.

All four face a number of charges for armed robbery and related offences and are in custody.

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