Winnipeg police charge two teens after 76-year-old woman assaulted on Pacific Avenue

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Winnipeg police cruiser. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Update: Winnipeg police have charged two teenagers in connection with a violent assault on an elderly woman near Main Street and Pacific Avenue, earlier this month.

On August 27, police released a photo of two suspects they called “persons of interest.”

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation, and with the assistance of the public, two suspects were identified.

On August 28, a 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and robbery.

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Winnipeg police are seeking information about two suspects they call “persons of interest” after an elderly woman was assaulted twice near Main Street and Pacific Avenue.

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 later 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. The woman was left on the ground for approximately two and a half hours before someone called for help.

Police are now searching for a male and a female who were seen in the area at the time of the assaults.

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