The Saskatoon Police Service is investigating two armed robberies which occurred overnight.
The first robbery was to a business in the 2300 block of 22nd Street West, and happened at approximately 10:05 p.m. Three suspects entered the business, armed with bear spray and a crowbar. The suspects demanded cash and sprayed the business with the bear spray before leaving on foot. The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
All the suspects are described as aboriginal males in their early twenties. All were dressed in black clothing, with one wearing a black ball cap, and another wearing a black bandanna.
The second robbery happened at 12:40 a.m. in the area of 22nd Street West and Avenue O South. This street robbery was interrupted by police on routine patrol. The suspect fled on foot. The suspect is again described as a young aboriginal male wearing all black clothing with a black bandanna and armed with bear spray. Although suspect(s) in both incidents have similar descriptions, the two robberies are not believed to be related.
A canine track was started for both robberies but was not successful. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about these incident is asked to call police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.