The Regina Police Service is investigating three armed robberies and one attempt armed robbery that occurred overnight inRegina. At this time, police have not established a connection between these events, supported by evidence, but investigators are certainly exploring the possibility that the crimes involve the same suspects.
The four events are as follows:
- At about 7:38 p.m., on Monday, January 23rd, two males entered a service station in the 6000 block ofRochdale Boulevard. One of the suspects had a long-barrelled firearm. The suspects demanded and received cash and product and fled the store, running northbound. The employee was not physically harmed. Suspect #1 is described as male, about 5’ 7” to 5’ 9” tall, wearing dark clothing and a cap, with his face covered. The second suspect is described as being taller than the first, wearing a grayish-blue toque and black clothing. Suspect #2 also had his face covered.
- At 2:30 a.m., on Tuesday, the 24th, police responded to an attempt robbery at a service station in the 1900 block of Fleet Street. In this case, the clerk on duty was able to lock the doors before two suspicious males, wearing dark clothing, were able to enter the premises.
- At about 2:37 a.m. on Tuesday, the 24th, police were called to a convenience store in the 1700 block of Dewdney Avenue East for a robbery. Two males entered the store, one carrying a long-barrelled weapon. The two demanded and received cash and product and fled the store. The suspects were described as wearing black or dark clothing and both had their faces covered. The employee was not physically harmed.
- At 3:43 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24th, police were called to a convenience store in the 4200 block ofAlbert Street for another robbery. In this case, three males entered the store, one carrying a long-barrelled firearm. The employee was struck by one of the suspects. The suspects took cash and product and fled the store. All three suspects had their faces covered and were described as wearing dark clothing. The victim was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
All four events are under investigation. Anyone who has information that could assist is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.