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Exclusive: Yuletide Bandit released from jail more than a dozen times during his sentence

WINNIPEG — He terrorized the city, armoured car guards, bank employees and Winnipeg police officers during a seven year crime spree.

Michael Syrnyk, now 47, was sentenced in December 2002 to 21 and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to dozens of charges. 548 more words


Parking lot brawl leads to seven arrests in Winnipeg Friday night

WINNIPEG — Multiple police units responded to reports of 100 youths fighting, one of them armed with a shotgun, in a parking lot Friday night, according to police. 155 more words


Yuletide Bandit, Michael Syrnyk, released from prison Friday

WINNIPEG — He is one of Winnipeg’s most notorious criminals. Michael Syrnyk, better known as the ‘Yuletide Bandit’, has been released from prison.

Michael Syrnyk pulled off nine armoured car heists, 11 armed bank robberies and eight break-ins around the city. 594 more words


Timeline: Homicides in Winnipeg in 2017

WINNIPEG — Since the beginning of 2017 there have been six homicides in Winnipeg.

Below is a map showing where each homicide occurred, and a list of each death, including when it happened, how the victim died (if known) and other pertinent details. 345 more words


Attempted abduction of 11-year-old Winnipeg boy

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg police said an 11-year-old boy is safe after an attempted abduction on Friday afternoon.

Winnipeg police said an 11-year-old male victim was walking in the area of Selkirk Avenue and Parr Street Friday afternoon around 3:25 p.m. 94 more words


Better Winnipeg: Police officer's battle with brain cancer hits home for WPS Half Marathon

Better Winnipeg is a weekly feature that focuses on people, places and events that make Winnipeg better.

The Winnipeg Police Service is like a second family to Constable Connor Thomson. 630 more words


Winnipeg police forensics team responds to home in St. Vital

WINNIPEG — A police forensics van and the identification unit were on scene in Winnipeg’s St. Vital Tuesday evening.

Winnipeg police said the officers were on scene as part of an “ongoing incident” at the home in the 100 block of Regis Drive. 37 more words