Attempted Armed Robbery/Civilian Apprehension - 2300 Block Preston Ave. S

One man is in custody after an unsuccessful attempt at robbing a group of people early Saturday morning.

At approximately 2:00 a.m., June 8, 2019, Patrol members were dispatched to a bar in the 2300 block of Preston Avenue South for a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers located a suspect and several patrons outside of the business. The patrons told Police that the male suspect had attempted to rob them. It was reported that a silver Chevrolet Trailblazer had pulled up to a group standing outside of the bar. A male exited the passenger side of the vehicle, approached the group and demanded money as he pointed a firearm at them. When the group didn’t react, the suspect began walking back to the waiting vehicle, but the patrons disarmed and apprehended the suspect until Police arrived. The driver of the Trailblazer fled the scene. Police took the suspect into custody without incident, as well as his sawed-off rifle.

A 23 year old Saskatoon man is charged with Armed Robbery (x2), Pointing a Firearm (x2), Careless Use of a Firearm, Possession of Dangerous Weapon and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

(Court Info Number: 991093207)

(Occurrence Number: 19-58093)