Brandon man charged in connection to multiple violent robberies, police say

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Brandon police have arrested a man they say is a suspect in four separate robberies in the city, including an incident where an elderly man was stabbed numerous times. 

Police said the 19-year-old Brandon man was first connected to a robbery early in the morning on April 12, when a 27-year-old man reported that he was forced by two men to go to an ATM and withdraw crash.  

One of the men was carrying a weapon that looked like a screwdriver, police said. 

Police said the man was also one of three suspects who forced their way into a home in the 2600 block of McTavish Ave. just after midnight Friday. A cell phone and cash were stolen, police said. 

Then, early Saturday morning, police said he was involved in the stabbing of a 70-year-old man in the city's west end. The man's car was stolen, but was later recovered. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to his face and head and was flown by STARS Air Ambulance to Winnipeg with serious injuries. 

Later Saturday evening, police were called to Falcon Crescent, in the southwest corner of the city, after an 81-year-old man reported that his car keys were stolen after he was cornered in his garage by three people. 

The police K-9 unit tracked the 19-year-old man from that address to the Shoppers Mall where he was arrested. 

He was charged with numerous robbery and weapon related offences. He was expected in court on Tuesday.