Winnipeg police add to description of suspect in serious April 19 assault

Winnipeg police have updated a description of a man wanted in connection with a serious assault on April 19.

They now believe the suspect was wearing red slip-on sandals.

The suspect is described as:

  • man in his 40s-50s
  • thin build
  • shaggy reddish salt/pepper hair and beard
  • blue eyes
  • decayed/stained teeth

Police said a man jumped into a car in a parking lot in the 800 block of Portage Avenue at 4:45 p.m. and began attacking a woman in her 40s. She was able to exit the vehicle, but he followed her and threw her to the ground. He fled toward Broadway Avenue after a passerby shouted at him.

Police are asking anyone who may have vehicle or surveillance footage of the incident or the surrounding area to contact the major crimes unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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-with files from Global’s Sam Thompson

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