November 7, 2018 4:26 pm
Updated: November 14, 2018 2:24 pm

Man armed with knife, machete robs 2 women at Saskatoon ATMs

WATCH ABOVE: Police believe the same man robbed two women using ATMs at different Saskatoon financial institutions on the same day.


Saskatoon police said two women using ATMs at financial institutions on Nov. 3 were robbed by the same armed suspect.

The first robbery happened in the 100-block of 1st Avenue South at roughly 1 p.m. CT.

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Police said a masked man waited until a 63-year-old woman used an ATM, and then threatened her with a paring knife. He knocked her to the ground and ran away with stolen cash.

The second robbery occurred at roughly 9:45 p.m. in the 2800-block of 8th Street East.

Police said the same masked man threatened a 43-year-old woman with a machete before fleeing the ATM vestibule with stolen cash.

No injuries were reported in either robbery.

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The suspect is described as five-foot 10 with a slim build, wearing red and grey running shoes, and had a purple bandanna covering his face. He was also wearing a dark grey hoodie, black pants and a black ball cap.

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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