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Regina arrest prompts store evacuation

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Regina police evacuated a Canadian Tire near East Haughton Road after a suspect in a robbery investigation barricaded himself in a nearby apartment before jumping off the balcony and running into the store. Police believed the suspect may have been armed and staff and customers were asked to exit the building. – Jul 5, 2022

The Regina Police Service is in the midst of an investigation in east Regina that caused the evacuation of a Canadian Tire Tuesday morning.

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Around 9:30 a.m., officers were arresting a male subject wanted in connection with a robbery. Police went to a residence on East Haughton Road, where the suspect barricaded himself inside before jumping from a balcony and running to a nearby store.

Officers believed the suspect may have had a weapon, and began setting up a perimeter while asking customers and staff to leave the store.

The male suspect was found after a search of the area, and was taken into custody around 10:15 a.m.

The investigation is continuing and further details will be released once they are available.

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