It is normally a fun family event, but this time the Canuck Amusements Carnival was the site of an assault and robbery.

The WPS received a report of a robbery investigation that occurred on April 28 at the carnival, and since April 30, the Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation.

Members from the Major Crimes Unit met with one of the victims, who contacted the police after the initial report. She had visible upper body injuries and indicated that she and her friend (also in her late teens) attended the fair on April 28. At approximately 11:00 p.m., they were standing in a concession line when they were unexpectedly assaulted from behind by an unknown adult female.

One of the victims was pulled to the ground, where the assault continued until an on-site security officer intervened. The suspect grabbed one of the victim’s purses and ran away.

When the two teens tried to leave the carnival area, they were confronted by a group of teens who threatened and chased them. The two females were then assaulted again until security intervened, stopped the assault and retrieved the purse that was stolen. The group of suspects fled the scene.

One of the victims received medical treatment for her injuries, while the extent of the other victim’s injuries is believed to be minor.

Two of the suspects were described as:

  • An Indigenous adult female, approximately 5’4” in height, with a medium build and long black hair in a ponytail.
  • A tall Indigenous teenage male with a white hoody and black/grey jeans.

This investigation is still under investigation. If anyone has information regarding this incident or the related suspects, please contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).