On March 18, 2021, at approximately 11:55 a.m., a man attended the Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP detachment to report an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred.
At approximately 11:45 a.m., the 71-year-old man was shopping at a business on Central Avenue in Ste. Rose du Lac, and returned to his vehicle which was parked in the parking lot. As the senior sat in the front seat, someone he didn’t know approached and opened his door.
A young male, with a firearm threatened the 71-year-old and told him to get out of the vehicle. The victim managed to push the suspect away, and the suspect then took off on foot.
The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described as Indigenous, 22-25 years of age, approximately 5’4”, 150 lbs with brown eyes and short dark hair. He was wearing a black sweater, black pants and a black face mask.
If you witnessed this incident or have any information please call Ste. Rose du Lac RCMP at 204-447-2513 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.Sainte Rose du Lac is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Ste. Rose. It is located approximately 50 km east-southeast of Dauphin, and approximately 300 km west-northwest of Winnipeg.