June 13, 2014 8:06 pm

Police investigate early morning robberies, suspects flee by bike

A senior Regina police officer is facing three disciplinary charges over allegations of inappropriate use of surveillance video.

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REGINA – Regina Police are investigating three bicycle robberies that happened early Friday morning.

Authorities were first dispatched to Scarth Street and 11th Avenue at 4:47 a.m. for a report that a group of youth on bicycles approached a 26-year-old man and threatened him with a knife, before taking off with a small amount of cash. Police describe the suspect with the weapon to be average build, about 5 feet tall, and was last seen wearing a black hoodie and a blue ball cap.

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Less than an hour later, police were called to Wascana Lake, north of Legislative Drive, for another armed robbery committed by five people on bicycles. The 28-year-old victim sustained minor injuries, and was robbed of his wallet, credit cards and cell phone.

Then, just before 6 a.m., a 33-year-old man was allegedly robbed by a group on bicycles near College Avenue and Albert Street. The suspect in this case was armed with a knife and a machete, and got away with a small amount of cash and the victim’s bike. Police say the victim sustained several cuts to his legs and thighs and was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call police at 777-6500 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.


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