A man has been charged after police say a man and woman were assaulted during a home invasion in Portage la Prairie.
Police said officers were called to an apartment building on 13th Street NW shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.
Investigators say a 72-year-old woman and a 64-year-old man were assaulted after they confronted a suspect who had gained entry into their apartment. Both victims received minor injuries in the assault.
The unknown man demanded money and fled the scene on foot, police said in a media release Tuesday.
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Police found a suspect a short distance away and were able to take him into custody following a short foot chase.
The same suspect is also accused of trying to break into another apartment, police said.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with two counts of robbery with a weapon, two counts of breaking and entering, assault, and assault with a weapon.
The suspect remains in custody and RCMP continue to investigate.
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