The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public that may assist in investigations into two commercial robberies that occurred in Regina this morning (Wednesday, January 3, 2018).
Early this morning, January 3, 2018, just before 5:30 a.m. police were dispatched to a business in the 4200 block of Albert Street for a report of a robbery in progress. According to initial information in the call, minutes earlier, two unknown males had entered the business and demanded that employees open the till. When police arrived the suspects had fled, but officers learned that one of the male suspects was wielding a bladed weapon and both suspects had their faces partially covered.
In the second incident, another police unit was dispatched to a business in the 3200 block of Montague Street at about 5:33 a.m. The employee on duty reported that, just before 5:30 a.m., two males entered the building, both armed with bladed weapons and demanded that the cash register be opened. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The employee was not physically harmed. Though not exact, the suspect descriptions given by the victim are similar to those from the robbery on south Albert. At this time, investigators are still gathering and evaluating that information.
Although it is not confirmed through investigation, police believe the two incidents are related. Both events are currently under investigation. Police are looking for information such as any vehicle descriptions, direction of travel, possible related suspicious activity, and recognition of one or more suspects. Anyone who has information that could assist police is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). The Regina Police Service thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.