A man and woman arrested in Saskatchewan have been returned to Winnipeg to face charges of kidnapping, robbery and aggravated assault, police say.
On Sept. 14, Winnipeg police responded to a report of a stabbing at an apartment building on Edison Avenue around 9:30 p.m., according to a news release on Sunday.
Officers found an injured man who was taken to hospital in an unstable condition, police said. His condition was later improved to stable.
The man told police he had gone to the building thinking he was attending a party with the woman, whom he knew, according to the statement. Once inside, a man hit the victim with a blunt object before robbing and stabbing her.
The suspects then stole the injured man’s SUV and fled, police say.
At around 2 a.m. the next day, the suspects ran out of gas while driving the stolen vehicle on the Perimeter Highway near McPhillips Street. A man, who was unaware the SUV had been stolen, picked up the pair and drove them to a nearby gas station to refuel, police said.
He drove them back to the vehicle, but when the suspects were unable to operate the stolen SUV, they attempted to steal it at knifepoint, police say.
The victim was stabbed during the confrontation, but managed to escape in his vehicle before being treated at a hospital, police said.
A third man who knew the woman but not the man fell victim to the pair on September 21, police said.
The three went to a hotel in the 200 block of Main Street. After the victim fell asleep, she was awakened, threatened with a knife and forced out of her car, before being driven to Brandon against her will.
According to police, he escaped when the vehicle stopped at a gas station and police were contacted.
RCMP in Saskatchewan arrested the couple in Moosomin and turned them over to Winnipeg police.
A 25-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman are charged with three counts of robbery, as well as kidnapping, forcible confinement and aggravated assault, according to police. The man was also charged with three counts of possession of a weapon.