Update - Arrest - Robbery At Downtown Businesses (release No. 2008-345/362)

A 43 year old Saskatoon man will be appearing in Provincial Court this morning at 10:00 a.m. charged with a series of robberies of downtown businesses.

The man was arrested yesterday following an investigation by the Saskatoon Police Service General Investigation Section. To date, he has been charged with five counts of robbery involving small businesses in the downtown area. Four occurred in August, one in July. In each case a male entered the businesses which were staffed with only one or two people, and demanded money. He then fled on foot.

Thanks to cooperation from these and other businesses in the downtown area, Police were able to quickly identify a suspect and make an arrest. They continue to investigate.

(Occurrence Number: 2008-82193)