Armed Robberies- 800 Block Of Broadway Ave And 1000 Block Of 8th Street East

Saskatoon Police are currently investigating 2 armed robberies which occurred in the 800 block of Broadway Ave and the 1000 block of 8th Street East.

Shortly after 4:00 p.m. Police were called to a business in the 800 block of Broadway Ave where 2 males entered the business with a edged weapon and demanded money from an employee. The suspects assaulted the employee by punching him, and the suspects were able to get away with a undisclosed amount of money.

A citizen of the public witnessed the event and was able to get a description of the suspects and plate number of the fleeing vehicle, while passing this information onto Police.

Then, at approximately 4:20 p.m. a 2nd armed robbery was reported in the 1000 block of 8th Street east with similar descriptions of the the suspects and vehicle. Again, 2 males enter the business and demanded money while brandishing a knife and assaulting an employee by punching them. They were able to flee with a undisclosed amount of money and lottery tickets.

At 4:30 p.m. a patrol member spotted the vehicle and suspects in the 1900 block of 8th Street and was able to successfully arrest 2 males that matched the description of the 2 armed robberies. The lottery tickets, money and weapon were all located.

(Occurrence Number: 16-129399)