Police investigating knife-brandishing thief

The police are investigating a pair of incidents from Thursday morning where a man with a knife approached people demanding money.

As reported in Friday’s Daily Herald, in the first incident at about 10:40 a.m., an unknown man approached an employee from Conexus Credit Union who was outside on a break. The man brandished a knife and demanded money. A witness reported that the man poked the woman in the arm with the knife. She did not cooperate with the suspect, and was able to get to safety without being harmed. The unknown suspect fled without any money.

While police were still in the area investigating the offence, a second similar incident was reported. This time, a man was approached by an unknown man who produced a knife and demanded money.

The victim gave the suspect a small amount of change, and then the suspect fled.

Police were unable to locate the suspect and are continuing to investigate.

The Prince Albert Police were unable to comment as to whether the incidents are related.

Neither victim was injured.

Anyone with any information about these crimes is asked to contact the Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.