A 25 year-old female and a 32 year-old male, from the Craven district, are facing numerous charges related to two recent robberies of convenience stores in Regina.
The robberies occurred on Tuesday, September 7, 2011. In the first incident, police were dispatched to a convenience store in the 2700 block Montague Street, for a report of a robbery. A lone male armed with a knife, approached the employee on duty and demanded cash and products and then fled. Police, including a member of the canine unit, did an area check, but did not locate the suspect. A few hours later, at about 3:12 a.m., police were dispatched to a convenience store robbery in the 500 block of Broad Street. Preliminary investigation indicated a male, armed with a knife approached an employee and demanded cash and product. The male fled in the white van. In both cases, the description of the male suspect was similar: about 5’ 10” tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. The store employees in these incidents were not physically harmed. Investigation led to identification of two possible suspects, who were located and arrested on outstanding warrants the evening of September 7, 2011. Subsequent investigation, including the execution of a search warrant on a suspect vehicle, led to numerous charges against two individuals. Investigation into these and other recent matters is continuing.
Twenty-five year-old Courtney Lvella ALEXSON, DOB: 1986-06-26, and 32 year-old Daniel Joseph PAPEQUASH, DOB: 1979-06-29, are each facing two charges of Robbery [343(d) CC], two charges of Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000 [355(b) CC] and two charges of Wearing a Disguise With Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence [351(2) CC]. In addition, PAPEQUASH is facing an additional charge of Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000, and Fraud under $5,000 [380(1)(b) CC]. Both ALEXSON and PAPEQUASH made their first court appearances on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. today, September 9, 2011.