Three Regina males: two adults and a youth; are facing several charges of Robbery as the result of a complex investigation into a number of recent robberies at Regina businesses, between December 30, 2017 and January 7, 2018. The charges stem from investigation into the following cases:
December 30, 2017 – 3600 block Sherwood Drive
December 31, 2017 – 2100 block Pasqua Street
January 1, 2018 – 1900 Fleet Street
January 3, 2018 – 4200 block Albert Street
January 3, 2018 – 3200 block Montague Street
January 7, 2018 – 4400 block Rochdale Boulevard
The robberies were committed in the early morning hours at these businesses. In most cases, the suspects were armed with bladed weapons. The suspects fled the scenes of these incidents in vehicles, often recovered, abandoned, by police and, through investigation, determined to be stolen.
Twenty-three year-old Hickson Alexander BLACKSIOUX, of Regina is charged with:
– 6 x Robbery, s. 344(1)(b) CC; and
– 5 x Wearing a Disguise with Intent, s. 351(2) CC.
Eighteen year-old Keegan MACHISKINIC, of Regina, is charged with:
– 6 x Robbery, s. 344(1)(b) CC.
MACHISKINIC also faces charges of Possession of a Weapon [88 CC] and Carrying a Concealed Weapon [90 CC] in connection with a January 11, 2018 Robbery at a business in the 1100 block of Devonshire Drive.
In addition, a 16 year-old male, who cannot be named in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is facing a charge of Robbery [344(1)(b) CC] and Wearing a Disguise with Intent [351(2) CC] in connection with the January 7th robbery in the 4400 block of Rochdale Boulevard.
Both BLACKSIOUX and MACHISKINIC made their first court appearances on these new charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. Monday (today), January 15, 2018.
The male youth made his first court appearance on his charges in Youth Court at 9:30 a.m. Monday (today), January 15, 2018.