The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public that may assist in its investigations into two robberies that occurred at financial institutions in Regina Friday afternoon.
In the first incident, police were dispatched at about 3:20 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, to a report of 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, although no weapon was seen. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled the premises. Police are obtaining evidence, including images from the security video system. The suspect is described as male, about 5’ 10” tall, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
The second incident occurred just before 4:30 p.m. (same date) at a financial institution in the 3800 block of Albert Street. Preliminary investigation indicates 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. He is described as male, in his late 20’s, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
The Regina Police Service Major Crimes section is leading both investigations. Although the robberies were traumatic for the employees affected, there were no physical injuries reported in either incident. Both robberies have similar elements including suspect descriptions. Investigators will examine the possibility that the two crimes are linked; however, they must also consider each incident separately and follow the evidence particular to each case. At this time, police have not identified the suspect, nor do they have anyone in custody. Anyone with information that could help police in these investigations is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-775-6500, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or the nearest detachment of the RCMP.