REGINA – A Regina man is facing several charges after an armed robbery on Sunday morning.
At 1:30 AM Sunday, police were called to the 2100 block of Pasqua Street for a robbery. When police arrived the victim said that he and his friend were approached by a man with a knife demanding money.
After they handed over some cash, the suspect jumped into a silver compact car and drove away.
Later that morning, police in an unmarked car located the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on 13th Avenue with the lights turned off, but the driver eventually evaded police.
Later still, police located the vehicle parked on the 2000 block of Arthur Street. The vehicle was seized and an area check led police to 11th Avenue and Empress Street where a man was observed emerging from under the bridge west of the intersection and was arrested by police.
Further investigation into the suspect led to more charges. On July 10, he appeared to be passed out behind the wheel of a car in the area of Victoria Ave and Broad Street. He woke up, then drove away and was able to evade police when they tried to apprehend him.
32-year-old Brian Emerson Brown of Regina is charged with two counts of armed robbery, two charges of evading police, two charges of operating a vehicle dangerously and one charge of assaulting a police officer with a weapon.
Brown made his first court appearance on Monday morning.