Winnipeg police investigating after 76-year-old woman assaulted twice on Pacific Avenue

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Winnipeg police cruiser. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating after an elderly woman was attacked twice and left suffering for hours near Main Street and Pacific Avenue.

According to a media release, on August 7, at approximately 7:40 a.m., police responded to a report of an assault in the 200 block of Pacific Avenue. Responding officers found a 76-year-old woman lying on the ground with serious injuries.

The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable condition.

Investigators determined that the woman was assaulted by two suspects while walking in the area. The suspects returned a short time later and attacked her a second time while she was still on the ground injured from the first assault. She was left on the ground for approximately two and a half hours before someone called for help.

Police believe there may be witnesses and are asking people who were in the area between 5:10 a.m. and 7:40 a.m., and seen the assault to contact investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477.