On May 21, 2023, at approximately 11:35 pm, Elphinstone RCMP responded to an armed robbery at a business on Road 354, in Keeseekoowenin First Nation.
A male carrying a firearm, entered the business, pointed the firearm at employees and demanded money and cigarettes. He then fled the scene and it is believed he got into a pick-up truck that was last seen exiting the community going west onto Highway 45.
No one was physically injured.
The suspect is described as approximately 5'10", slim build, wearing a black ball cap, grey hoodie and a face mask. The firearm is described as being a sawed-off, single barrel shotgun.
The suspect vehicle is described as a newer, dark coloured, lifted, diesel, pick-up truck with bright LED lights, and when running is excessively noisy.
Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 204-848-2659, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.