The RCMP has issued a warrant for an adult male that was involved in theft and more after he was released from police custody.
As stated by the RCMP, on January 4, 2023, at approximately 11:25 am, Selkirk RCMP received a report of a theft in progress at a business on Manitoba Avenue in Selkirk. Loss prevention officers attempted to detain a male, but he fled on foot and left a van behind in the parking lot. Officers arrived on the scene within minutes and were able to trace the suspect to another nearby business.
The investigation determined two males had attempted to steal more than $1000 worth of merchandise from the business before being approached by the loss prevention officer. In the cart with the merchandise were stolen items from another business, worth approximately $1000. Officers determined the van the suspects were driving was stolen out of Winnipeg, both suspects were in breach of court orders, and both suspects were wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.
Police arrested Mohit Kumar, 30, and Bhalbhinder Gill, 26, both from Winnipeg.
Kumar is facing charges of Theft of Property Under $5000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2, and Fail to Comply x2.
Gill is facing charges of Theft of Property Under $5000 x5, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Fail to Comply.
Kumar remained in custody. After an appearance with a Justice of the Peace, Gill was released from custody at 1:43 pm.
At 1:56 pm, Selkirk RCMP was notified of an assault and robbery of a vehicle in the parking lot of a business close to the RCMP Detachment. Officers attended and identified the suspect as Gill. A warrant is now issued for Gill for Robbery, a charge which includes the assault.
The victim of the assault did not sustain physical injuries.
The investigation continues. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Bhabhinder Gill, please call Selkirk RCMP at 204-482-1222, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.