Male Charged In Armed Robbery

Members of the Saskatoon Police Service General Investigations Section have charged a 24 year old male for the robbery of a business that occurred in Saskatoon on January 25, 2017.

On January 25, 2017, an employee working at a business located in the 2500 block of Dawes Avenue was the victim of robbery when a lone male suspect armed with a bat entered the store and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the store. There were no injuries as a result.

A vehicle that was identified as being involved in the robbery was also suspected in a gas theft earlier in the day. This vehicle was recovered in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, on January 30, 2017. Saskatoon Police General Investigations Section Detectives worked with the Battlefords Municipal General Investigations Unit as a person of interest was identified during the investigation.

On February 8, 2017, the RCMP in North Battleford arrested a 24 year old male for robbery in North Battleford. He was also suspected in committing two other robberies in North Battleford the previous week, as well as the business robbery that occurred in Saskatoon on January 25, 2017. As a result of further investigation, warrants were requested by the Saskatoon Police Service for the 24 year old male for Robbery, Wear a Disguise, and Theft Under $5000.

The accused has been remanded to court for February 15, 2017, in North Battleford for three robbery charges in North Battleford. The Saskatoon Police Service warrants will be executed at this court appearance.

(Occurrence Number: 17-8590)