A 21 year-old male has been charged in connection with two robberies in the City of Regina. Both of these events occurred last year, but continued investigation by officers in the RPS Investigative Services Division, Robbery Unit, has led to a suspect being charged.
The robbery incidents are as follows:
- On April 3, 2021, at about 1:30 a.m., police were dispatched to a business in the 2100 block of Broad Street for a report of a robbery. Police learned that a male had entered the business a short time earlier carrying a wooden broom handle as a weapon. The male took merchandise and cash before fleeing out the front door.
- On April 5, 2021, at about 2:17 a.m., police were dispatched to a similar occurrence, this time at a business in the 200 block of Victoria Avenue. This time, a male suspect entered the business with crowbar in hand and demanded cash.
In both events, the male was wearing a surgical mask, which concealed his features, but police were able to obtain video from both incidents which showed that the suspect in both cases was of the same height and stature. Continued investigation into these cases led to police gathering further evidence to identify and arrest a 21 year-old male on Thursday, February 17, 2022.
Twenty-one year-old Billy TOSH, of Regina, is charged with:
- Two counts of Robbery, sec. 344(1)(b) CC; and
- Two counts of Wearing a Disguise with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence, s. 351(2) CC.
TOSH made his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.