Winnipeg trio busted for pair of armed robberies: police

Three men are behind bars facing a raft of robbery and firearms-related charges in connection with a pair of armed robberies.

Winnipeg police said the incidents took place Friday evening at a pharmacy in the 1100 block of Henderson Highway, and a vendor at a hotel in the 1000 block of McPhillips Street.

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In both cases, one suspect was armed with a handgun and another with a sawed-off shotgun. In the first robbery, police said the suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash in a vehicle driven by the third suspect.

William Arthur Sampson, 49; Charles Brian Lambert, 47; and Tariq Devonte Blair, 20, were all arrested and charged within three days of the incidents.

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