Men suspected of armed robberies arrested

JANSEN, SPALDING — Two men suspected of a string of armed robberies have been arrested by the RCMP.

All of the robberies took place March 4, starting with one in Prince Albert at around 3:15 pm. They left in a 2016 four-door Volkswagen Golf hatchback stolen from Saskatoon.

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At around 5:15 pm, Humboldt RCMP were called to a business on Jansen’s Main Street. Two men with covered faces and weapons in hand exited the same vehicle described in the Prince Albert robbery and approached the business.  However, the owner and staff saw the men approaching and locked the doors.  The men tried to force their way into the business, but were not successful.  The men then returned to the vehicle and fled the scene.

Then at 6:05 pm, two men entered a store in Spalding. They were carrying a knife and sawed off rifle.  A male patron was assaulted by the pair as he tried to disarm the suspects.  There were other employees and patrons in the store at the time.   The suspects then fled in the same vehicle.

The suspects were arrested south of Invermay March 5.

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