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Lafleche man faces 13 charges after multiple robbery investigation

RCMP continue to investigate a collision that killed a 75-year-old motorcyclist on Highway 13 near Carlyle on Saturday evening.
A man is facing 13 charges as the result of an investigation after multiple robberies occurred between 2016 and 2017 in southern Saskatchewan. File / Global News

A man is facing 13 charges as the result of an investigation after multiple robberies occurred between 2016 and 2017 in southern Saskatchewan.

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Between May 2016 and June 2017, there were six robberies and two attempted robberies at financial institutions throughout southern parts of the province.

In June 2017, RCMP requested help from the public in relation to these incidents, and as a result of the investigation, they have made an arrest.

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On Wednesday, April 4, Robert Holden, 59, of Lafleche, Sask. was arrested without incident at a home in Lafleche and is facing 13 charges, including 5-counts of robbery and 6-counts of wearing a disguise with intent, among others.

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“This obviously was a lengthy investigation. The Regina General Investigation Section took over investigating these robberies in 2017 and we’ve been actively investigating these incidents since that time. During the course of the investigation, we co-operated with several detachments and other specialized units, which ultimately resulted in the arrest. Our unit also received several tips that we were able to follow up on. We appreciate every ounce of information we receive from the public pertaining to our investigations,” said Sgt. Kelly West, Regina RCMP General Investigation Section.

Holden made his first court appearance in Regina on April 5 and will return again on April 12.