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COMMUNITY ALERT – Robbery Suspect

ROY SAMUEL WILLIAMS (WPS PHOTO)
ROY SAMUEL WILLIAMS (WPS PHOTO)

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a wanted male, 33 year old, Roy Samuel WILLIAMS. 

The investigation pertains to a financial robbery that occurred on December 20, 2012 in the area of the 1500 block of Kenaston Boulevard.

The incident occurred at 6:50 pm and included three male suspects who entered a bank and confronted several employees demanding cash.  The suspects fled in a stolen pick up truck after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspects subsequently abandoned the stolen truck and fled in another stolen vehicle, a modus operandi indicative of significant planning and criminal sophistication.  The suspects were located by Police in the second stolen vehicle in the area of the 900 block of Markham Road at which time a female exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.  The remaining suspects fled the scene making good their escape.

The Major Crimes Unit continued the investigation and gathered evidence implicating Williams.  As a result, an arrest warrant has now been issued.

If you see Williams or have information regarding his whereabouts, do not approach and notify Police immediately.

WILLIAMS is described as: Aboriginal, 6’00” tall, 195 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes, medium build and possible goatee.

UPDATE:

On March 21st, 2013, members of the WPS Major Crimes Unit, acting on information received attended a residence located in the 100 block of Kate Street at which time Williams was taken into custody with the assistance of the Tactical Support Team (TST).

Williams has been charged with the following offences:

  • Robbery – using a firearm
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Flight from Police
  • Possess Goods Obtained by Crime
  • Drive While Disqualified

He has been detained at the Provincial Remand Center.

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

When Police use the term “acting on information received” the following assumptions can be made:

  • The Police prefer to keep the source of the information confidential.
  • The information may have come from an informant.
  • The information may have come from Crime Stoppers.
  • The information could have come from an anonymous tip.
  • The information could have come from a known member of the public.

Police go to extraordinary lengths to protect the identity of informants.

Police do not have to reveal the identity of people who give tips to Crime Stoppers.

On February 16, 1997 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that police do not have to disclose any information they receive from this internationally recognized crime prevention program.

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