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Published: January 30, 2017
File: 2016-128866

Crime of the Week #5-2017

To air:  January 30 – Feb 6, 2017

Topic:  Break and Enter

Occurrence #: 2016-128866

This week we need your help to identify two suspects responsible for a break and enter this past Christmas Eve.

In the early morning of December 24, 2016 two suspects broke into a sporting complex in the 200 block of Primrose Dr.  They both arrived in a Silver F150 pickup truck and quickly went about breaking in through the front doors.  They headed directly for an ATM armed with a pry bar and trolley.  The ATM was quickly pried off the floor and then loaded into the waiting truck.  This all took less than two minutes.

Is the fear of break and enters a concern for you and your business? Would you like a visit from Crime Stoppers to discuss break and enter prevention strategies? Send us an e-mail to crimestoppers@police.saskatoon.sk.ca to set up an appointment.  We would rather help prevent them then have to do a Crime of the Week because one occurs.

We pay cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. You don’t have to give your name and you won’t have to go to court.  If you have information about this or any other break and enter; call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  You can go on line to www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com  to leave a Web tip or text “TIP 210” with your message to “CRIMES” at 274637. Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Published: January 23, 2017
File: 2016-90439

Crime of the Week #3-2017

To air:  January 16 – 23, 2017

Topic:  Robbery

Occurrence #: 2016-90439

This week we need your help to identify a person responsible for turning a break and enter into an armed robbery in the 200 block of 1st Avenue South

On September 8, 2016 at approximately 10:45 hours a suspect male broke into a business through the front security gates.  Upon gaining entry he quickly went about stealing loose electronics.

The suspect had no idea that a hardworking employee was busy doing paperwork after hours in the back.  The suspect made his way to a backroom and was surprised to find the employee.  It seems he was going to run, but instead holds out a knife and makes the employee help him steal numerous other electronics that had anti-theft devices in place.

The suspect fled prior to police arrival and the employee was not harmed.

The suspect was wearing a grey jacket, with a turquoise/white/black baseball hat and black shoes.

The employee is to be commended on how calmly he handled this extremely scary situation.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. You don’t have to give your name and you won’t have to go to court.  If you have information about this or any other crime; call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  You can go on line to www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com  to leave a Web tip or text “TIP 210” with your message to “CRIMES” at 274637. Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Published: January 23, 2017
File: 2016-101597

Crime of the Week #4-2017

To air:  January 23 - 29, 2017

Topic:  Stabbing

Occurrence #: 2016-101597

This week we need your help to identify a suspect responsible for stabbing a man and who was obviously going through some relationship difficulties.

In the late evening of October 6, 2016 the victim was sitting inside his vehicle as it warmed up on Central Avenue.   Without warning the driver’s side door was flung open and the suspect male began stabbing the victim yelling, “Stay away from my girl!”

The victim was able to fight off the attacker and flee inside a nearby residence and was taken to the hospital.  He is still recovering from the injuries he sustained in this attack.

Investigators believe this was a case of mistaken identity as the victim had not been in any relationship during that time.

The suspect is described as being Indigenous in appearance, approximately 5’6 tall, and in his mid-thirties.  His hair was in a ponytail to his mid back and his chest and arms were covered in tattoos.  He was wearing a white tank top with grey sweatpants.

Does this description match someone you know? A jealous ex maybe? Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. You don’t have to give your name and you won’t have to go to court.  If you have information about this or any other crime; call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  You can go on line to www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com  to leave a Web tip or text “TIP 210” with your message to “CRIMES” at 274637. Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Published: December 06, 2016
File: 2016-117799

Crime of the Week #49

To air:  December 5 - 11, 2016

Topic:  Armed Robbery

Occurrence #: 2016-117799

This week we need your help in identifying a male who robbed a gas station in the 1000 block of 8th St East.

On the morning of November 21, 2016 a male entered a gas station and demanded cash from the lone employee.  The suspect pointed a pistol grip shotgun at the employee all the while apologizing stating he was doing this for his kids.  He was able to flee with cash prior to police arrival.

The suspect is described as being approximately 5’8” tall, wearing a black vest over a red flannel jacket with grey hoodie, a facemask, and black pants.

Crime Stoppers has a suggestion for this suspect.  Why not come turn yourself in and set an actual good example to your kids by owning up to your actions.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. You don’t have to give your name and you won’t have to go to court.  If you have information about this or any other crime; call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  Go on line to www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com or text “TIP 210” with your message to “CRIMES” at 274637. Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Published: November 28, 2016
File: 2016-803253

Crime of the Week #48

To air: November 28 – December 4, 2016

Topic:  Tricycle Theft

Occurrence #:  2016-803253

On November 4, 2016 a tricycle was stolen out of a backyard of a house on Egbert Ave.  The tricycle was specially designed for an autistic boy making the theft an even more emotional one for the family.

Bike thefts have become an all too common problem.  Since January 2016 over eleven hundred bikes have been stolen in Saskatoon.  There have been 40 bikes been stolen this month alone.

Hundreds of bikes are found by the city police each year in Saskatoon.  Some have been found after search warrants have been executed specifically targeting those believed to be responsible for bike thefts.  When bikes are recovered by police, the serial number is used to check databases to see if it has been reported stolen.   The majority of bikes end up going to auction as the serial number does not come back as stolen.  One of the reasons is the owners have never taken the time to document it and when the unfortunate theft happens, the owner does not have it to give to police.

Please take the time, yes even in November, to go write down your serial number or take a photo of it.  The majority of serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet.

Crime Stopper pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest.  If you have information about where the stolen tricycle is or who is responsible for the other bike thefts across Saskatoon contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or you can go on-line to saskatooncrimestoppers.com to leave a web tip or text “TIP210” with your message to “CRIMES”.  Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Published: November 22, 2016
File: 2016-98359


Published: November 14, 2016
File: 2016-91268

Crime of the Week #44

To air:  November 1 - 6, 2016

Topic:  Aggravated Assault

Occurrence #: 2016-91268

This week we need your help to identify a man responsible for a violent assault in which the victim suffered severe injury to his ear.

In the early morning hours of September 11, 2016 the victim was in the 3900 block of 8th Street East.  He was attempting to get help from bystanders as his cell phone had been just been stolen.

His night went from bad to worse when a verbal altercation occurred with the suspect, who was driving a blue 2 door car.   The man exited the vehicle, followed the victim into a nearby convenience store and physically assaulted him. 

The suspect fled the scene in the blue car, believed to Kia Forte.  The suspect was seen leaving with two other males who are not considered suspects in this investigation.

As a result of this assault the victim had to receive surgery to reattach his ear.

Crime Stoppers would like you to keep an eye out for the suspect male described as being of East Indian descent, approximately 30 years of age, 6’2” tall, 250lbs, with a muscular build and buzzed cut hair.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. You don’t have to give your name and you won’t have to go to court.  If you have information about this or any other crime; call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  You can go on line to www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com  to leave a Web tip or text “TIP 210” with your message to “CRIMES” at 274637. Come like us on Facebook and while there check out our upcoming Fall Fundraiser, Toon Town Hoedown, taking place this Friday November 4 at 6:00 pm.

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Published: November 14, 2016
File: 2016-102618

Crime of the Week #45

To air:  November 7-14, 2016

Topic:  Break and Enter

Occurrence #: 2016-102618

This week we need your help to identify a person responsible for a break and enter into an office complex.

Between the afternoon of October 9 and early morning of October 10, 2016 an office complex in the 500 block of Cynthia St was broken into. 

In one of the business offices a safe was broken into.  The only thing stolen was cash.  It was strange how everything else was left meticulously in place with the safe wiped down.

In a separate business office a vehicle key was stolen as well as cash from the desk.

The vehicle the key belonged to was stolen outside of the business and has already been recovered by police.

The person responsible is believed to have prior knowledge of the office complex, targeted the offices believed to have cash and cleaned up after themselves.

It’s too bad the life lesson of “Tidy up after yourself when you make a mess.” stuck with this thief and the life lesson of “Don’t take other people’s things.” did not.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. You don’t have to give your name and you won’t have to go to court.  If you have information about this or any other crime; call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  You can go on line to www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com  to leave a Web tip or text “TIP 210” with your message to “CRIMES” at 274637. Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Crime Stoppers and you; crushing crime one tip at a time!

 

 

 



Published: October 03, 2016
File: 2016-77121

 

Crime of the Week #40 (#35)

To air:  October 3 - 10, 2016

Topic:  Armed Robbery

Occurrence #: 2016-77121

This week we need your help in identifying two men who turned a theft of candy and energy drinks into a robbery using bear spray.

In the late evening of August 4, 2016 two suspects entered a convenience store in the 3700 block of Diefenbaker Drive.  One man went directly to the energy drinks and bags of candy.  He began filling his backpack while the other man strutted into the store.  He lifted up his sweatshirt pulling out a can of bear spray.  He calmly sprayed a couple puffs into the air.  The terrified lone employee dropped to the ground behind the till.  The suspect holding the bear spray raced through the cloud of his own bear spray and began to spray the victim.

Having gone through the cloud of his own bear spray, he quickly began to feel the effects.  He ran out of the store with the other suspect quickly following. 

The man holding the backpack was wearing gray pants, gray shoes, dark colored jacket, dark rimmed glasses, black and white hat, and had a bandana covering his face.

The man holding the bear spray was as wearing a gray sweatshirt, dark colored pants, dark colored hat, black and white shoes, and had a bandana covering his face.

These men are now looking at the possibility of significant jail time all over bags of candy and energy drinks.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. You don’t have to give your name and you won’t have to go to court.  If you have information about this or any other crime; call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  You can go on line to www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com  to leave a Web tip or text “TIP 210” with your message to “CRIMES” at 274637. Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Published: September 26, 2016
File: 2016-6306, 6373, 6374, 6375

Crime of the Week #38 

To air:  Sept 19 - 26, 2016

Topic:  Armed Robbery and Credit Card Fraud

Occurrence #: 2016-6306, 2016-6375, 2016-6374, 2016-6373

This week we are on site at the Saskatoon Police Service’s Explosive Disposal Unit training day.  This “Bomb Squad”, as it’s commonly referred to, has specialized training in the investigation and handling of explosive and improvised explosive devices in order to keep our community safe.

Crime Stoppers keeps the community safe by identifying suspects and bringing them to justice.

This week we need your help in identifying a man who used a victim’s stolen debit card after she was robbed of her purse only an hour before.

In the early morning of January 19, 2016 a victim was walking in the 1700 block of 20th Street West.  She was approached by a man and woman.  The female suspect produced a knife and the pair stole the victim’s purse. 

Within the hour a debit card that was inside the bag was used at three places.  A separate suspect male had used the card. Police want to identify this man to assist in the robbery investigation.

He is described as a Caucasian male, in his mid to late 20’s, wearing a red baseball hat, and black hoodie. 

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest. You don’t have to give your name and you won’t have to go to court.  If you have information about this or any other crime; call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  Go on line to www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com or text “TIP 210” with your message to “CRIMES” at 274637. Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Crime Stoppers and you; ‘disarming’ crime one tip at a time!

 

 

 




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