The Regina Police Service is advising the public of yet another Break and Enter to a house where the residents were at home. This incident, which shares some similarities with two other recent incidents, happened at a house in the 1600 block of Retallack Street just before 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 19th. In this case, two males were injured by the suspect, who had a knife.
Police were dispatched at 12:54 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, to a report of a residential Break and Enter in progress. When police arrived, they found two injured males outside the house and the suspect had fled. Both male victims, ages 68 and 54, had been injured with a knife; they were taken to hospital by EMS, as other police units including Canine, searched the area. There were three other occupants of the house: a 70 year-old female, a 44 year-old female and a seven year-old boy. The elderly female was pushed by the suspect, but did not require EMS. The preliminary investigation indicates the 68 year-old male heard a loud sound, then encountered an unknown male suspect with a knife in the house. The two began to struggle and the 54 year-old male came to help. Both victims were injured, by the suspect with the knife, in the struggle. The suspect fled on a bicycle, heading northbound on Retallack Street. The suspect is described as male, non-white, about 30-40 years old, short black hair, about 5’ 10” tall, with his face partially covered and wearing a blue shirt and shorts.
This incident is under investigation. Although it bears some similarities to two other events in the area: July 9th and July 16th, there is no confirmation that these three events are connected. Police are stepping up patrols in the area and focusing additional resources to identify the suspect or suspects. Police have also spoken to residents in the immediate area advising them of this incident and encouraging people to consider leaving additional lights on to deter would-be thieves as well as observing and reporting any suspicious activity immediately to police by calling 9-1-1.
Anyone with information about this Break, Enter & Assault With a Weapon is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.