On June 6 at approximately 5:45 pm, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) responded to a gun call in the 300 block of Powers Street.

The two teenage victims told the WPS that they were walking southbound on the street when two unknown males standing in the front yard of a residence called them over. When the two teens made their way over to the strangers, the suspects, who held up a gun and bear spray, demanded their property.

One of the victims was struck in the face with the gun, and the other victim was punched. The suspects took their property and then fled into the residence.

The victims ran away to get help. They did not require medical attention at the time.

As backup units from the North District and the Tactical Support Team arrived, bystanders in the area pointed to the house. The two suspects were found in the back lane and were taken into custody. 

A firearm was not retrieved.

One of the suspects, a 15-year-old male from Winnipeg faces the charges of Armed Robbery Using a Firearm x2 and Failure to Comply with Undertaking x3. He was detained in custody.

The other suspect, a 16-year-old also from Winnipeg faces the charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon or Prohibited Device and Failure to Comply with Undertaking x2. He was released on an Undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code.