The Regina Police Service is continuing to investigate a series of violent offences that occurred last week and over the past weekend, believing them to be linked to the same group of suspects.
These events are as follows:
Robbery – November 21st – At 9:38 p.m., police responded to a robbery that occurred at a food store in the 200 block of Victoria Avenue. Four male suspects, accompanied by a female, entered the store and demanded merchandise. One of the males had a knife. They fled the store and it is unknown what vehicle, if any, was used in this incident.
Stolen Auto – November 21st – At 11:52 p.m. police responded to a report of a robbery of a vehicle. A 32 year-old male, entered a restaurant in the 4600 block of Albert Street and left his vehicle running and unlocked. The victim saw a male in his vehicle and went out to confront the suspect. The suspect drove the vehicle into a fence and then a second suspect, with a knife, approached the victim . Both suspects fled in a blue Subaru Impreza.
Robbery – November 21st – At 11:58 p.m., police were dispatched to a robbery at a restaurant in the 3900 block of Albert Street. Three male suspects entered the business and demanded cash. When the employee alerted a co-worker, the suspects fled in a vehicle (no description of the vehicle obtained).
Robbery – November 22nd – Police were dispatched to a convenience store in the 1800 block of 9th Avenue North at about 2:57 a.m. Preliminary investigation indicates four male suspects and one female suspect entered the store and demanded cash and merchandise. One of the male suspects had a knife. The suspects fled in a vehicle. Police saw a similar vehicle a short time later in the same area and attempted to stop it. The driver of the vehicle evaded police, who pursued the vehicle for a short distance on the Ring Road. When the vehicle headed toward a residential neighbourhood, officers discontinued the pursuit. The vehicle was later spotted heading west-bound out of the city toward Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw Police were notified; they, in turn, attempted to stop the vehicle, which evaded them and continued west of Moose Jaw toward Caronport. RCMP were notified of the suspect vehicle, but it was not located.
The Regina Police Service is continuing its investigation into each of these incidents and believe that the same suspects are responsible. It is fortunate that there were no injuries sustained by the victims of these offences.
Anyone with information that could assist in any of these cases is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.