Update - Manitoba RCMP respond to multiple robberies

January 25, 2022
Steinbach, Manitoba

News release

On January 14, 2022, as a result of this ongoing investigation, Steinbach RCMP arrested a 21-year-old male in relation to these robberies.

Tobias Renz, from the RM of Hanover, was remanded into custody on the following charges;

- Arson – Damage to Property x 3
- Theft Under $5000 x 2
- Theft of a Motor Vehicle
- Robbery while using an Imitation Weapon x 3
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x 2
- Assault with a Weapon x 4
- Uttering Threats x 4

Steinbach RCMP continue to investigate.


In the afternoon of December 12, 2021, Steinbach RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle that occurred earlier in the morning at a residence located on 1st Street West in Steinbach. The victim reported that his grey colored 2010 Honda Civic, with Manitoba plate KPC 722, was stolen from his property.

On December 13, 2021, at approximately 10:00 am, Steinbach RCMP responded to a theft complaint at the gas station located in Mitchell. It was reported that a suspect, described as being in his 20's, wearing a black toque, mask and a hoodie, filled up his vehicle and left without paying for the gas and a quantity of cigarettes & other consumable items. The vehicle, driven by the suspect, was identified as the stolen vehicle from Steinbach.

On December 15, 2021, at approximately 9:40 am, St Pierre Jolys RCMP responded to a report of a theft of gas involving the same vehicle at a gas station located in Lorette. The suspect was seen wearing a black toque, mask and hoodie.

Shortly thereafter, at 10:20 am, St Pierre Jolys RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at the gas station located in Tourond on Highway 59. The same vehicle was seen driving onto the property. The suspect entered the store with a firearm and demanded cash. The suspect was wearing a mask, a blue jacket and grey sweatpants. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Later that afternoon, at approximately 3:00 pm, Oakbank RCMP responded to a robbery at a restaurant located at Deacons Corner. The suspect entered the restaurant with a firearm and demanded cash. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash in the same vehicle.

At 4:45 pm, St Pierre Jolys RCMP received a report of a vehicle fire located off of Highway 1 on Municipal Road 29 E in the RM of Tache. Police believe this vehicle to be the one stolen earlier and used during these incidents reported above. The suspect remains at large.

RCMP believe the same suspect to be involved in all of these incidents and are asking anyone who may have information which could help identify him to contact the RCMP East District CREST unit at
204-326-1234.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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Contact information

Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
204-983-8497

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File number: 2021-1852212

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