Police search for group of bicycle-riding thieves
3 men robbed by thieves on bikes in downtown Regina Friday morning
Regina Police are asking for public assistance after three armed robberies were reported within an hour early Friday, with each of the victims saying they were robbed by a group of people on bicycles.
All three incidents happened in downtown Regina before 6 a.m. CST.
First, police responded to a call that six or seven people riding bicycles robbed a man of his cash at knife point near Scarth Street and 11th Avenue. The victim was not hurt.
At 5:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to another robbery, this time with five suspects on bikes in Wascana Park. Another man was threatened with a knife and the thieves took his wallet, credit cards and cell phone before riding away. Police said the man was assaulted trying to get away from the suspects, but wasn't seriously hurt.
Less than half an hour later, another man was taken to hospital with cuts to his legs following a robbery. He told police he was approached near College Avenue and Albert Street by a group of people on bikes who were armed with a knife and a machete. The robbers took his bike and some money. Officers said his injuries are not life-threatening.
Police are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.