Three grocery workers hospitalized after attack

Suspect arrested after attacking workers with brass knuckles

Three grocery workers hospitalized after attack

Three grocery store workers in Manitoba were hospitalized after falling victim to an assault in their workplace, according to police.

The incident happened on Tuesday. The Winnipeg Police Service arrived at the Foodfare location at 900 block of Portage Avenue at around 6:40 pm in response to a robbery report.

Attending patrol officers found three male workers – aged 19, 22, and 46 – all suffering from upper-body injuries sustained from an assault.

However, the suspect – a 17-year-old male – had fled on foot before the police arrived.

The workers were transported to a hospital where they were treated, according to the police.

Through their investigation, the police found that the suspect had attended the store earlier that day and was escorted out of the premises following an unrelated incident.

Police later located and arrested the victim at the rear of the 1000 block of Selkirk Avenue. They recovered the brass knuckles in a nearby yard – where the suspect had discarded it – and will use it as evidence, according to the Winnipeg Police Service.

The suspect is facing three counts of assault with a weapon and one count of possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized.

Recently, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) told customers to side with caution when it comes to shoplifting at stores. Customers should “not to physically confront shoplifters,” an LCBO spokesperson said, according to a Now report.

Starting May 17, employers in Saskatchewan must let new hires know about the history of workplace violence in their workplace, according to amendments to the occupational health and safety provisions of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

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