The Regina Police Service is continuing its investigation into the robbery and assault of a 70 year-old male on November 16, 2014 and is asking the public for any information that could assist in this case.
On Sunday, November 16, 2014, at approximately 8:45 p.m. police were dispatched to a report of a robbery in the 2100 block of Smith Street. When police arrived they located the victim: a 70 year-old male and the complainant, who had called it in but had not witnessed the event. EMS transported the male victim to hospital with facial injuries. While en route, an investigator was able to gather some information from the victim. The preliminary investigation indicates sometime, shortly before 8:45 p.m., the victim was approached on the street by a male and the two spoke briefly. The victim turned away and it’s believed the suspect made as if to spray the victim with a black canister and then assaulted the male, striking him numerous times, robbing him of a backpack containing groceries. It’s believed the suspect fled on foot. The victim received treatment for his injuries. Police conducted an area search but the suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as being in late teens or early twenties, male, Aboriginal, about 5’ 8” to 5’ 9” tall, average build, with short dark hair, wearing a short jacket. Anyone who has any information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.