A 44 year-old Regina male has been charged with a total of 18 robbery-related charges in connection with nine recent robberies involving Regina businesses.
Over the past two months, police have been dispatched to several robberies of Regina businesses. In each of the cases, there were similarities: the suspect was described as a Caucasian male, between 30-50 years old, about six feet tall. In seven of the robberies, the suspect carried a knife and in two cases the suspect carried what is believed to have been an imitation handgun. One of the cases involved injury to a clerk who was punched by the suspect. The lengthy investigation included comprehensive efforts to identify a viable suspect and then further efforts to locate the suspect. Last night, March 19, 2014, police observed a male entering a store in the 800 block of Victoria Avenue East and then leaving the store hastily only seconds later. The male was intercepted by police and investigation led to charges of armed robbery in this incident. Further investigation provided the evidence to support charges in connection eight other robberies in Regina between January 23, 2014 and March 7, 2014. These incidents are as follows:
Jan. 23, 2014 – A restaurant in the 400 block of N. McCarthy Blvd., weapon – gun;
Jan. 26, 2014 – A business in the 2300 block of 2nd Ave., weapon – gun;
Feb. 12, 2014 – A service station in the 4500 block of Albert St., weapon – knife;
Feb. 13, 2014 – A financial institution in the 2700 block Avonhurst Dr., weapon – knife;
Feb. 14, 2014 – A restaurant in the 100 block N. McDonald St., weapon – knife;
Feb. 15, 2014 – A restaurant in the 300 block Albert St., weapon – knife;
Feb. 23, 2014 – A food store in the 800 block Argyle St. N., weapon – knife
Mar. 7, 2014 – A gas bar in the 6200 block Rochdale Blvd., weapon – knife.
Forty-four year-old Gregory Arthur DAVIS, DOB: 1969-12-23, of Regina is charged with nine charges of Robbery [of those, eight are section 343(d) and one is 343 (c) CC]; eight charges of Wearing a Disguise with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence [351(2) CC]; and Breach of Probation 733.1(1) CC]. DAVIS made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014.