Police warn businesses of armed robber suspected of two convenience store robberies

Anyone with information about the identity of the man pictured is asked to contact the police. — Submitted by the Prince Albert Police Service

Two armed robberies at a convenience store within days lead the Prince Albert Police Department to believe the incidents could be linked.

Officers on patrol responded to a report of theft at a business in the 2700 block of East 15th Avenue around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. A man holding a knife entered the store and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets. The suspect is described as wearing a blue and white hat, white shoes, a light colored bunnyhug and black jacket, and black pants.

Just before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, police received a call for service regarding a robbery at a business in the 1900 block of Central Avenue. A man threatened staff with a knife while demanding money and lottery tickets. He then fled east on foot.

The suspect is described as 5ft 8in tall and weighing approximately 150lbs. He wore a black bunnyhug with a fish skeleton outline on the back, black pants, white Adidas shoes, a blue and white hat, and a white medical mask.

No one was injured in either incident.

Due to the potential link between these two incidents, police are warning the public and businesses to be careful and remain vigilant. It is recommended that staff work in pairs and ensure visibility of the store by keeping the interior and entrances well lit. Report any suspicious activity to the police.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to contact police at 306-953-4222 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online at https://www.p3tips.com/248


James T. Quintero