Winnipeg Police have arrested a 37-year-old male in connection to an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 500 block of Selkirk Avenue.
Police say that on June 6, 2021, two males walked into the convenience store and demanded cigarettes, lottery tickets and money. One of the suspects was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and as the pair fled the store he fired one shot that narrowly missed an employee.
On Wednesday June 16 officers patrolling the area near Flora and McKenzie Street noticed one of the suspects who investigators had been able to identify. The suspect tried to get away but officers were able to take him into custody. Two officers and the suspect were injured during the arrest. They were taken to hospital, treated and released.
A search of the suspect uncovered meth, Percocet pills, cash and drug packing materials.
Cory James Spilchuck was charged for his alleged involvement with seven counts of Robbery and Firearms-related charges, three counts of Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order, two counts of Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possess Proceeds of Property Under $5,000 and two counts of Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest.
He was detained in custody