On January 9, 2020, RCMP received a report of an attempted robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a financial institution on Saskatchewan Avenue East, in Portage la Prairie, at 8:00 pm that evening.
The victim, a 61-year-old female, was walking to her vehicle when a male approached her and demanded money. The victim refused and the suspect held up his hands as if he was aiming a pistol at her, however, no weapon was seen. The suspect continued to demand money, but eventually left, empty-handed.
The suspect is described as approximately 5'8", larger build, wearing a dark coloured winter coat with a hood.
If you have any information on this incident please call Portage La Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445, call CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.