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Published: March 21, 2017
File: 2017-21510 & 2017-21516

Crime of the Week #12-2017

To air:  March 20 - 27, 2017

Topic:  Robbery x 2

Occurrence #: 2017-21510 & 2017-21516

This week we need your help to identify a suspect who attempted to rob two separate convenience stores with a knife on the East side of Saskatoon.

On March 5, 2017 shortly after midnight the male suspect was observed lingering for a long time in a one of the stores.  Suddenly he pulled out a large red knife from his sleeve and demanded $100 from the lone employee.  The suspect became startled when a customer walked in. He then tucked away the knife back up his sleeve, apologized, and asked to shake the employee’s hand.  The employee cautiously shook his hand.  The suspect then fled the store empty handed.

About 30 min later the same suspect attempted to rob another store. He must have believed he asked for too much money at the previous robbery and only demanded $50.  The employee smelled alcohol on the suspect and was able to convince him that a taxi cab outside could help him with his demand.  The suspect appeared confused before leaving the store empty handed again.   There was in fact no taxi cab outside.

This was either the first confirmed case of a Jedi mind trick being used to thwart a robbery or the suspect was just that intoxicated.

 

The Suspect is described as light skinned Indigenous male, wearing glasses, a black coat with a hood, and black pants.

 

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: March 06, 2017
File: 2017-11832

Crime of the Week #10-2017

To air:  March 6 - 13, 2017

Topic:  Armed Robbery

Occurrence #: 2017-11832

This week we need your help to identify a suspect responsible for an armed robbery of a business in the 400 block of Circle Dr. East.

Shortly before closing on February 3, 2017 a suspect entered the business armed with bear spray and demanded cash.  The lone, terrified employee threw the money at the male who picked it all up.  Before fleeing the store he stopped by a lingerie rack and hurriedly picked out and stole “plus” sized and “regular” sized lingerie.  He then fled the store and got into a waiting vehicle.

The Suspect is described as being Caucasian, approximately 5’8” tall with a medium build.  He was wearing a grey coat with red zipper over top of a red shirt, white shoes and black face covering.

This Suspect was caught on camera robbing a store and stealing lingerie for two different women. We aren’t ones to feel sorry for suspects, but if one of those women recognize him he may actually want to come turn himself in.

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 crime; call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  You can go on line to www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com  to leave a Web tip.  Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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

 

 

 



Published: February 27, 2017
File: 2016-124496

Crime of the Week #9-2017

To air:  February 27 – Mar 6, 2017

Topic:  Break and Enter

Occurrence #: 2016-124496

This week we need your help to identify a suspect responsible for a break and enter to a business in the 2300 block of Av C North.

On December 11, 2016 a suspect broke into the business a few hours before it was opening.  They kicked and pried at the back door to gain entry.  They headed directly for a display case holding e-cigarettes and e-cigarette juice.  They stole an unknown amount product before fleeing in a waiting vehicle in the back alley.

The suspect was wearing a dark colored hoodie underneath a plaid jacket, a white face covering and was wearing gloves.

The majority of break and enters can be linked back to drug addiction as the stolen property is often traded for drugs.   This suspect has potentially traded their freedom for some time behind bars as well.

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.

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

 

 

 



Published: February 23, 2017
File:

Crime of the Week #8-2017

To air:  February 20 - 27, 2017

Topic:  Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine, more commonly referred to as ‘Meth’, is the single biggest contributing factor to crime in the city of Saskatoon.  The majority of Break and Enters, Robberies, Stolen Vehicles, Firearms Offences, and Violent crimes can be linked to Meth.

Break and Enters are often done to get stolen property which is traded for it.

Robberies, lots which involved firearms, are committed to get cash to be able to buy it.

Crimes involving Violence are sometimes even more violent because the suspect is high on it.

Those dealing this drug often have firearms and are paranoid because they themselves are hooked on Meth.  They are constantly worried they will be robbed by rival dealers or addicts. 

Stolen vehicles are commonly used in committing Robberies and Break & Enters.

Crime Stoppers is asking specifically for tips regarding those directly profiting from its sale to help disrupt this criminal cycle.

Do you know the name of a dealer?
Where do they deal out of?
Do you know if that dealer has a safe where they keep their drugs and/or cash?
Do they have any weapons or firearms?

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest.  You never have to give you name and you won’t have to go to court.  If you have information regarding any meth related crime contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or you can go online to Saskatooncrimestopppers.com to leave a Web Tip or text ‘tip210’ with your message to “Crimes”.  Come like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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



Published: February 13, 2017
File: 2017-9419

Crime of the Week #7-2017

To air:  February 13 - 20, 2017

Topic:  Break and Enters

Occurrence #: 2017-9419 & 17-9733

This week we need your help to identify two suspects responsible for breaking into two pharmacies.

In the early morning of January 28, 2017 two males broke into the pharmacy by prying open a glass window.  One of the suspects gained entry and went behind the counter.  Not finding what he was looking for they both fled empty handed.

In the early morning of January 29, 2017 the same two males broke into a separate pharmacy by prying open the door.  They stole an unknown amount of prescription narcotics before fleeing.

We need your help to identify these two photogenic suspects whose next photo will hopefully be a mugshot.

The first suspect was wearing all dark clothing.  He wore a plaid shirt under the black jacket and he wore the same black baseball hat with a yellow brim in both break and enters.

The second suspect was wearing all black.  He wore a black baseball hat with a white symbol and was carrying a red backpack.

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.

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

 

 

 



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.

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

 

 

 



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.

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

 

 

 



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.

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

 

 

 



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.

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

 

 

 



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.

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




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