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Regina man facing 13 charges after robberies, shoplifting
Published Friday, March 3, 2017 5:18PM CST
A 32-year-old Regina man is facing multiple charges after two robberies and shoplifting. Police say one of the robberies involved a firearm.
The first robbery occurred on Oct. 18, 2106, when police were called to a business in the 100 block of Broad Street. Two men robbed the business with a knife and a bat before leaving with an unknown amount of cash.
The second robbery occurred at a restaurant on Dec. 4, 2016, in the 300 block of Albert Street. Two men entered the business, one carrying a hatchet and bear spray, and the other one with a long-barreled firearm. The suspects left with an unknown amount of cash.
On Dec. 30, 2016, police responded to a call of shoplifting at a business in the 4800 block of Gordon Road. According to police, the fire alarm was pulled and a man left without paying for merchandise during the evacuation.
On Monday, police were called to the 1200 block of Pasqua Street after reports of a man in dark clothes looking over fences and going into yards. Police say officers found a man and arrested him without incident.
Tony James Thompson, 32, is facing 13 charges in connection to the three incidents, including armed robbery, possession of a firearm and theft under $5,000. He made his first court appearance on Tuesday morning.