Men charged in connection with Winnipeg carjacking, home invasions

Two Winnipeg men are facing charges in connection with a short-lived crime spree police say included an armed carjacking and two home invasions over the span of less than two hours Monday.

Police say two male suspects first stole a vehicle from a 53-year-old man and his 17-year-old daughter after threatening to shoot the man near Rue Despins and Rue Jeanne d’Arc just before 3:30 p.m.

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The pair then headed to a residential building in the 400 block of Maryland Street where police say they committed two home invasions at two neighbouring suites around 5 p.m.

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Police say three male victims, aged 27 to 54, were robbed at gunpoint.

As the men were fleeing in the stolen vehicle, police say they passed a cruiser car and took off at a high rate of speed in an attempt to get away from police.

Police say the pair ditched the vehicle in a nearby back lane, but were arrested after a foot chase.

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Officers found a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle, a painball gun and two knives in the car, according to police, who also say the driver is believed to have been high on drugs at the time.

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Dylan Richard Simon Ross, 24, and Eugene Bradly Shane Beaulieu, 21, are both facing a long list of charges including five counts each of armed robbery using a firearm.

Both have been detained in custody.

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