The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public to help solve a Home Break and Enter, in which the resident of the house was at home and was robbed of cash.
This event happened at about 10:40 p.m. last night, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in the 1100 block of Athol Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that an unknown male pounded on a door, then forced his way into the house, surprising the resident: a 73 year-old female. The suspect male threatened the victim with a knife and demanded cash. Thankfully, the victim was not physically injured in the incident. The suspect fled the scene; it is not known whether he fled on foot or by vehicle and the direction of travel is unknown. The suspect is described as male, about 5’ 10” tall, average build, with dark brown eyes, light-to-medium complexion, with his face partially covered. He was wearing light colored shorts (not denim, possibly flannel) and a tank top. The suspect has tattoos on both arms.
This incident is under investigation. Although it bears some similarities to an event the night of July 9th, in the same area, there is no confirmation that these two events are connected. Police are stepping up patrols in the area and focusing additional resources in efforts to identify a suspect or suspects. Police have also spoken to residents in the immediate area advising them of this Break, Enter & Commit Robbery 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 & Commit Robbery is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.