Two males: ages 28 and 29, have been arrested and charged following investigation into two recent robberies at financial institutions in Regina.
The incidents occurred, one after the other, on Friday, April 21, 2017. In the first incident, police were dispatched at about 3:20 p.m., to a robbery in progress at a financial institution in the 300 block of Albert Street North. Preliminary information indicated a male suspect entered the premises, approached an employee and indicated he had a weapon. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled the premises. The second incident occurred just before 4:30 p.m. at a financial institution in the 3800 block of Albert Street. As in the first incident, a male entered the premises, approached an employee and demanded money. It’s not known if the suspect was armed with a weapon. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect descriptions in both cases were similar: male, about 5’ 10” tall, in his late 20’s, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Investigation into these robberies led to evidence that the cases were linked, followed by identification of a suspect vehicle and the theory that two persons were involved. Continued investigation led to the arrests, on Friday, April 28, 2017, of two adult males. The arrests were accomplished without incident.
Twenty-nine year old Devin Dion KINEQUON, DOB: 1988-02-29, and 28 year-old Craig Michael PAPEQUASH, DOB: 1988-11-16, both of Regina, are each jointly charged with two charges of Robbery, contrary to section 344(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Both KINEQUON and PAPEQUASH appeared in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017. These investigations are ongoing.