July 2, 2014 9:14 am

Broken shotgun, machete used in two Saskatoon robberies

Police looking for suspects believed to be responsible for two robberies in Saskatoon early Wednesday morning.

Vytai Brannan / Global News

SASKATOON – Police believe the same suspects are responsible for two armed robberies in Saskatoon early Wednesday morning.

The first robbery happened around 1:45 a.m. when a man armed with a broken shotgun and a machete and a woman holding a knife approached three people walking in the alley of the 1100-block of 8th Street East.

The victims turned over some cash when confronted and then the man started hitting two of the victims with the shogun.

When the victims fought back, the suspects fled from the scene.

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Two of the victims were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Around 15 minutes later, a couple had just park their car in the 1000-block of Albert Avenue when they were approached by the suspects.

Their car keys were taken after the male suspect poked one of the victims with the machete.

He then hit the victim with the machete and the suspects took off in the car, a grey 2004 Ford Taurus with Saskatchewan licence plate 392 JFF.

The victims were not injured.

The male suspect is First Nation, around 20-years-old, 5’11” with a slim build, short dark hair and a thin moustache. He was wearing a blue hoodie with white writing and baggy pants.

The female suspect is First Nation, around 20-years-old, 5’4” with a slim build and long dark hair. She was wearing a grey hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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