Former sportscaster Steve Vogelsang person of interest in Saskatoon bank robbery

Steve Vogelsang, 53, a person of interest in a Saskatoon bank robbery on July 31, 2017.
Steve Vogelsang, 53, a person of interest in a Saskatoon bank robbery on July 31, 2017. Saskatoon Police Service / Supplied

A former sportscaster, news director and journalism instructor in Winnipeg is a person of interest in a Saskatoon bank robbery.

Steve Vogelsang, 53, is also accused of robberies in Medicine Hat and Regina.

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No charges have been laid against Vogelsang in connection to the Saskatoon incident, which happened in the 3000 block of 8th Street East on July 31, 2017. A Saskatoon police spokesperson confirmed Friday he is a person of interest.

Police described the suspect as Caucasian, approximately 50 years old, short in height with a large belly and brown beard.

53-year-old Stephen Vogelsang was arrested and charged in connection to two robberies in Medicine Hat. Medicine Hat Police Service / Handout

On Oct. 21, Vogelsang was arrested in Medicine Hat for robberies at a Royal Bank of Canada and a Bank of Montreal location. The first happened on Oct. 19 and the second on Oct. 20.

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He remains in custody and has a bail hearing scheduled for Nov. 9 in Medicine Hat provincial court.

In a news release dated Oct. 27, Regina police revealed Vogelsang faces more charges for three separate bank robberies – one in July and two in October.

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The suspect told employees he had a weapon, demanded money and left the building in each instance, according to Regina police.

Vogelsang was a sports anchor at CKY, which later became CTV Winnipeg.

He served as news director before joining Winnipeg’s Red River College as a journalism instructor in the Creative Communications program.

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