A 53 year-old male, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, will face charges in connection with three robberies in Regina in recent months. The accused is currently in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where he faces similar charges.
The incidents are as follows:
– On July 8, 2017, at 9:14 a.m., police were dispatched to a financial institution in the 2400 block of 7th Avenue North. A male entered the premises, indicating to employees that he had a weapon, demanded money, and then left, crossing the parking lot on foot.
– On October 13, 2017, at 12:36 p.m., police were dispatched to a financial institution in the 4100 block of Albert Street for a report of a robbery in progress. The preliminary information indicated a male suspect entered the premises, walked up to a service wicket, indicated he had a weapon, demanded and received money, and then left the building.
– On October 18, 2017, at about 3:45 p.m., police were dispatched to a financial institution in the 3000 block of Gordon Road. A male suspect had come into the business, made indications that he had a weapon, and demanded money from an employee. He left the business with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Continued investigation into these incidents, as well as communication between police agencies, led to sufficient evidence to charge a 53 year-old male in connection with all three robberies.
Fifty-three year-old Stephen Lane VOGELSANG, DOB: 1963-11-21, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, will face the following charges:
– 3 x Robbery [344(1)(b) CC], and
– 3 x Breach of Recognizance [145(5.1) CC].
The accused will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court in Regina. The date and time of the court appearance is not available at this time.