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4 charged after string of Saskatchewan armed robberies

Four people are facing charges in a string of armed robberies and attempted robberies were arrested near Invermay, Sask. File / Global News

Two men and two women are facing charges after an armed robbery and attempted robberies in three different Saskatchewan communities.

RCMP said the robbery happened March 4 at around 3:15 p.m. CT in Prince Albert when two armed men entered a 6th Avenue business and then fled.

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Prince Albert police alerted RCMP detachments and provided a description of the vehicle.

Two hours later, Humboldt RCMP were called to a business on Main Street in Jansen.

Officers were told two armed men, with their faces covered, got out of a vehicle and approached the business.

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The owner and staff locked the doors and the men were unsuccessful in gaining entry, police said.

The two men then fled in the vehicle, which matched the description of the one in the Prince Albert robbery.

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Fifty minutes later, two men entered a store in Spalding. They were armed with a sawed-off rifle and a knife, according to police.

A customer in the store was assaulted when he tried to disarm the men.

The two men then fled north out of Spalding in a black 2014 four-door Volkswagen Golf hatchback which had been reported stolen in Saskatoon.

It was located south of Invermay and two men were arrested.

RCMP said March 6 all the arrests were a result of the public being aware and involved in the search for suspects.

Tonisha Fulton, 23, Dorion Loessl, 20, Brandon Peeteetuce, 20, and Rikki Steinkey, 22, are each facing various offences in relation to the alleged crimes.

Some of the charges listed by police include armed robbery, assault with intent to commit robbery, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, tampering with the serial number on a firearm, and being a party to robbery.

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The accused have been remanded and scheduled to appear in Melfort provincial court March 7.

-With files from Thomas Piller 

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