A 19-year-old man is charged with robbery and other offences after three people were mugged and threatened by two men claiming to have a knife on May 12 in Thompson.
Thompson RCMP received a call about an armed robbery on Hickory Avenue around 10 p.m. Friday. A 38-year-old male told them he was walking down the street when he was approached by two men who threatened him. One of the suspects told the victim he had a machete and the pair then stole items from the man before fleeing.
About 40 minutes later, police responded to a call on Queen’s Bay, where two women, aged 53 and 55, were approached by two men who made threats and said they had a knife. Officers believed the suspects to be the same two from the earlier incident.
None of the victims in the two incidents were physically harmed.
After receiving the second report, officers patrolling the area with the help of a police dog located two men who ran away. One of the men was arrested a short time later and police dog Linkin located a hip pouch that police believe the suspect threw away. There was more than $3,000 in cash and a small quantity of cocaine inside it.
Brayden Charlette is charged with robbery, three counts of uttering threats, possessing property obtained by crime, possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking and resisting arrest.
RCMP did not find the second suspect.
Anyone with information about these incidents can call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.