A 36 year-old male, recently of Saskatoon, is charged in connection with the robberies of two financial institutions in Regina on August 27, 2010. The accused was arrested in Saskatoon on September 20th, by members of the Saskatoon Police Service, executing a warrant obtained by the Regina Police Service.
Both robberies occurred on Friday, August 27, 2010. In the first incident, police were dispatched at about 2:35 p.m. to a financial institution in the 2000 block of 11th Avenue for a robbery, but the male suspect fled before police arrived. Preliminary investigation indicated an unknown male entered the building, approached an employee and demanded cash, but left before the employee returned to her work station with the money. The employee was able to provide a description of the suspect and police obtained security video. The second incident happened just before 4:50 p.m. the same day, at a financial institution in the 2000 block of Park Street. A male suspect entered, approached a female employee, demanded and then received an undisclosed amount of cash. As in the earlier case, police obtained a description and video. Initially, the two incidents were treated as separate events but further investigation linked the two robberies and eventually led to police obtaining a warrant for the arrest of a 36 year-old male. This individual was arrested in Saskatoon on Monday, September 20, 2010.
The accused is 36 year-old Brian James RUDOLPH, DOB: 1974-02-10, of Saskatoon. He is charged with two counts of Robbery, contrary to section 344 (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The accused made a brief court appearance in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2010. He will be in court once again at 2:00 p.m. today, September 23, 2010.