VIDEO – 1 Sent to Hospital After Liquor Robbery

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(WINNIPEG, MB) – A liquor heist that turned violent in Winnipeg has resulted in action from the store “Liquor Mart”. They have closed the store while renovations take place. A security guard can be seen doing nothing as the violence erupts. This ia a result of the “no touch” policy. The statement, along with the video of the incident are below.

Statement from Manny Atwal, President & CEO Regarding Serious Incident at Tyndall Market Liquor Mart:

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Earlier today, in what can only be described as an unprovoked attack at our Tyndall Market Liquor Mart, three of our employees were physically assaulted and injured with one being transported to the hospital. We have closed the store until further notice.

Our employees should not feel unsafe at work. They should not be subject to threats of harm or attempts of harm by anyone. They should not have to come to work every day wondering how many times someone will threaten or try to harm them, or one of our customers. Our customers should not feel unsafe when shopping in a Liquor Mart.
This has to stop.

As you are probably aware, we have had construction underway at the Tyndall Market Liquor Mart for a new security initiative. Originally, we were going to announce this next week, but the events of today have accelerated this announcement.

In a few days, the Tyndall Market Liquor Mart will be one of the first locations to be fitted with a secure entrance. This means that the store will be locked, and customers will be required to show valid photo-ID at a security station before being allowed to enter the store. While it will be the first, it will not be the last. The Secure Entrance Initiative will be rolled out to Liquor Marts in the coming weeks and months.

As a retailer that prides itself on customer service and offering a modern, shopping experience, we did not want to impose these measures – however, we have an obligation to provide a safe environment for our employees and customers.
While we work on bringing in these changes, we want to remind customers not to intervene if you witness a theft. We know you feel a sense of ownership of Liquor Marts. We understand you find it difficult to stand by and watch these thefts happen. But intervening, either physically or by taking photos and video, can result in the incident

escalating, putting everyone in the store in a much more dangerous situation. It’s simply not worth the risk.

For well over a year, Liquor Marts have been under siege. You have all seen the footage.
We have tried numerous tactics to address this issue, but it’s clear to us is that more drastic measures must be taken. This is why we are introducing this new secure entrance initiative. This is going to result in changing our customers experience. While we regret having to impose these measures, we have been left with no choice in order to protect our employees and our customers. We also realize this is a problem is that is bigger than just Manitoba Liquor Marts and it is too big for us to try to solve on our own.

These rampant thefts that we, and other Winnipeg retailers have been experiencing are a symptom of much larger societal issues. As Manitobans, we all have a stake in this issue and tonight, I am asking that we come together to begin to address and solve this problem. This affects all of us. This is a call to action for retailers, the public and government to find solutions. We are prepared to be part of this solution.

On behalf of all of us at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, I want to thank the Winnipeg Police Service for their continued support and assistance in helping us deal with this issue over the past year. They have and continue to play a critical role in addressing this issue.

In closing, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge all of our Liquor Mart employees who continue to do an exceptional job in providing service to our customers during these difficult times. I want to let those employees who were involved and hurt in this evening’s incident to know that we are thinking of you and you have our full support.

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15 Replies to “VIDEO – 1 Sent to Hospital After Liquor Robbery”

  1. Sucker punched a defenceless woman. That pr!ck should be shot.

    It’s about time Manitoba liquor outlets established secure measures to protect staff and property. Hopefully, Ontario will follow suit.

  2. Disgusting certain places are suffering a growing savagery with the liberals working hard on their social engineering efforts sending Canadians backwards.
    The precious and protected along with the perpetually offended seemingly believe themselves to be more equal than we set upon.
    Law enforcement and first responders know.
    And cant speak to the real truths, but some of us know what the reality is- and its taken on a life and “demands” of its own, dragging Canada into a cesspool.

    1. These lowlife scumbags are pushing the boundaries of civility. Due to our lax courts and criminal coddling Liberal govt, It’s only a matter of time before law-abiding citizens take matters into their own hands.

      If one of these pr!cks harmed my family, I wouldn’t be holding my breath waiting for our justice system to deal with the situation appropriately.

      No wonder guys like Jeffry Miller, who supposedly cut that southern gang snake’s throat is being seen as a hero.

  3. WTF? That is abslutely insane that every one of those store employees and the security guard allowed a single thug to terrorize and then assault all of them and they did not even to attempt to defend themselves.The only reason that punk got away with that is because he knows there is a no touch policy. He can be grateful that I was not one of the employees present there because the dumbass no touch policy would have ended when he attempted to take me on. . He would have been lucky to be going out of there in an ambulance instead of a body bag. The stores should save themselves the expense of paying a security guard to stand there like a statue if they wont intervene when a customer or staff is being assaulted . Leave it to an independant to try to come up with a viable solution as the government just sits on its ass for all the problems taking place across this country. The concept of valid ID at the door before you enter is interesting , but I wonder how long it will be before someone digs up some type of lawsuit against those stores.

  4. What the sense of having a security guard if you can’t do anything about it. That security guard should be fired. No hands policy that’s a bunch of bull. He shouldn’t of even let the guy in the store. In a case like this it should be warranted that he can help out the employees Instead of standing around like a useless fart. That makes me so upset to see a guy like him standing around doing nothing nothing piece of work that he is. . Doesn’t even deserve to wear a security uniform.

  5. Looks like the idiot got the guy in blue mad. I suspect blue-guy hammered the perp off camera.
    Wish i could buy him a coffee.

  6. There’s no reason that security guard shouldn’t of jumped in once that escalated, he was scared, first trying to run behind the door in the start of the video, then at the end of the video he didn’t do anything even after a senior citizen was punched and a women was. How could that of been any worse? He should of grabbed a bottle and smashed it over the goofs head. Us, the people, aren’t even allowed to protect ourselves, security is not allowed too. What difference is a security guard and a average Joe customer if the security guard can’t even use his hands?? Useless!! I’ve got a baseball bat with 5 inch nails sticking out of it at my front and back door. Noone will tell me if I can protect my household and those in it

  7. Go back to the old days. When I first went to the LCBO when I was 18 years old in 1971 when the drinking age went down from age 21, the liquor store was not self serve. You filled out an order form with the code number of the bottle of wine or spirits you wanted and took it to the counter. All the booze was behind the counter and an LCBO employee filled your order.

  8. They STILL let them in and let it happen!! Someone’s gonna get killed and the government will do nothing still if it affects overall profits. Pathetic.

  9. I understand the need for Secure Entrances to protect the staff from the escalating violence in their workplace.

    But now I fear in doing so that these alcohol bottle snatchers will be found prowling the publics doorsteps. I just read about a home invasion that happened and the perp was after the liquor.

    We are not safe anymore.

  10. What these scumbags need to do is break into the wrong house and get the shit kicked out of them and then kick their sorry ass to the curb but not before telling them they have just used up their one chance to not leave in a body bag. The fucked up judicial system in this current shit hole of a country.is not going to protect you. It has come down to you have to protect your own castle because your life is not even worth a half empty bottle of goof these creeps are after. Wish I lived in Alaska. People there can carry a .44 magnum to protect themselves from animals. All kinds of animals.

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