Investigation into a street robbery reported on February 12th to the Regina Police Service has produced a rather unusual conclusion to the case. Police have determined the report of robbery was a false report and have now charged the female, who claimed to be the victim, with Public Mischief.
In the original report – now known to be false – the victim reported that she had been the victim of robbery by an adult male and an adult female. The young woman gave detailed descriptions of her so-called assailants. Police began an investigation, which included a news release asking for information from the public. Now after thorough investigation, police have determined the original report was false. The robbery never happened. The person who made the report and claimed to be the victim has now been charged for making the false report. In a related incident: a shoplifting occurred, on February 11, 2022, at a business in the 2000 block of Prince of Wales Drive. Loss prevention officers detained a female suspect, but she claimed a family emergency and was allowed to leave. Investigation into this event led to identifying the female suspect as the same person who claimed to be the victim of robbery.
Twenty-seven year-old Elaheh Alexandria SKYER, of Regina, is charged with:
- Theft under $5,000 (shoplifting), s. 334(b) CC; and
- Public Mischief, s. 140(1)(c) CC
SKYER was released on an undertaking to appear in Provincial Court on April 5, 2022.