Winnipeg residents shaken after back-to-back incidents, violent residence invasion on similar road – Winnipeg


Some folks residing within the Backyard Metropolis space are in shock and concern after a pair of violent incidents together with a house invasion.

“I encountered the suspect myself, face-to-face,” Oahn Phan instructed International Information.

Phan is new to the world and says simply earlier than lunch Monday, she heard a knock on her again door on Wooden Crest Drive.

“There was this man standing there, shades on, black masks masking his face and it regarded like he was holding a Sobeys bag. He was waving at me to open the door,” she says.

“I used to be shaking my head, like ‘I’m not opening the door’ proper! He didn’t look acquainted, I don’t know him and he’s standing at my again door, which is type of bizarre.”

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She says the person then walked throughout the road and into her neighbour’s home. Moments later she heard police sirens.

“We have been watching from the window, the entire commotion, the cops have been making an attempt to get in, kicked the door down, after which my neighbour was taken to the hospital.”

Winnipeg police say a person within the residence was assaulted and stays in important situation in hospital.

The spouse of the house owner, who’s a senior, was distraught however instructed reporters her husband was attacked with a hammer. Winnipeg police haven’t confirmed these particulars.

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In the meantime, just a few doorways down, one other house owner for whom International Information is utilizing solely a primary identify for security causes, mentioned her home was additionally damaged into simply someday earlier than the assault.

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“He began coming in direction of me and saying ‘that is my home; that is my uncle’s home, depart the property or I’m calling the cops,’” Kathy instructed International Information.

She was in her yard on the time and managed to run to a neighbour’s home to name police.

“Whereas we have been speaking to officers, he walked out of the home went to the again and went to my automotive,” she mentioned, including the person then drove off in her automotive.

Winnipeg police say their investigation revealed this intruder was the identical man accused within the violent assault on her neighbour Monday.

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“I’m in disbelief that this occurred, I assume I’m nonetheless in shock,” Kathy mentioned. “The road is generally so quiet, you don’t see anyone strolling aside from with their canine.”

Police arrested the 30-year-old suspect and positioned him in custody. He’s been charged with a number of offenses.

Councillor for the ward in Outdated Kildonan, Devi Sharma, calls the incident ‘alarming.’

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“Nobody desires to expertise violence in any neighborhood in our metropolis. I’ll proceed to help funding to the Winnipeg Police Service and help Neighborhood Watch and neighborhood patrol teams. A multi-pronged strategy is vital to sort out these points,” mentioned Sharma in an announcement to International Information.

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