On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at approximately 7:40 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 12th Avenue and Winnipeg Street for a report of a stolen vehicle in progress. Early information suggested a taxi cab has been stolen, driven a short distance and the suspect fled. When police arrived, they located the taxi, the driver of the taxi, and a passenger. Police investigation revealed that the taxi was dropping a passenger off at a residence in the 1800 block of Winnipeg Street and as the driver began to get out of the vehicle to assist the passenger, a suspect male approached the taxi and got inside. There was a struggle between the driver and the suspect, and the driver got out of the vehicle. The suspect then drove the cab away with the passenger still inside the back seat. After a very short distance, the suspect collided with a tree and ran from the vehicle on foot. Nobody was physically injured in the incident.
Police located a male matching the suspect description in the area. The male was taken into custody without incident. As a result:
Thirty year-old Raymond Chailln QUEWEZANCE, of Regina, has been charged with:
- Robbery [CC 344 (1)(B)].
QUEWEZANCE has also been charged with one count of Mischief Under $5000 [CC 430 (4)] relating to a separate incident from earlier in the evening on July 20, 2021.
QUEWEZANCE will make his first appearance on the charges in Provincial Court this afternoon (July 21, 2021) at 2:00 p.m.