Two Regina bear spray attacks prompt call for information

A canister of bear spray is pictured.
A canister of bear spray is pictured. File / Global News

The Regina Police Service (RPS) are looking for information that may assist in the investigation of two bear spray attacks that happened in a short timeframe in “relatively close proximity.”

The first took place on Friday, Sept. 27 around 9:10 p.m., according to the victim. A 33-year-old woman was in the area of 12th Avenue and Ottawa Street, when a man in a truck reportedly called her over and bear-sprayed her. She described the truck as a blue, four-door and the driver was described as a Caucasian man with curly hair. She was treated for bear spray at hospital and released.

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Then around 9:30 p.m. the same night, officers were called to the 1200-block of the alley between Garnet Street and Cameron Street. A 44-year-old woman had been bear-sprayed by a suspect driving what was described as a black truck. EMS assisted the woman on scene.

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Police said it is too early in the investigation to definitively say the attacks are related, but the locations and times indicate a potential link.

Anyone who may have witnessed either attack or have information is asked to call either the RPS at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.