A former CTV Winnipeg sports anchor accused of robbing two banks in Alberta is now facing similar charges in Saskatchewan.
Stephen Lane Vogelsang, 53, was charged Friday with three counts of robbery and three counts of breaching court conditions in Regina.
Police said the incidents all occurred within recent months.
The first alleged incident took place on July 8 at the Royal Bank in the 2400 block of 7th Avenue North. Regina police said a man entered the premises, indicated to employees he had a weapon and demanded money.
He then left, crossing the parking lot on foot.
The second robbery happened around 12:30 p.m. on Oct.13. Regina police were sent to the Scotiabank in the 4100 block of Albert Street for a report of a robbery in progress.
According to police, the suspect walked up to a service wicket, indicated he had a weapon, and demanded money. He received an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank.
Five days later, officers were sent to a bank in the 3000 block of Gordon Road at 3:45 p.m.
A man had come into the business, made indications he had a weapon, and demanded money from an employee. He left the business with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Vogelsang will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court in Regina. The date and time of the court appearance is not available at this time.
The third bank robbery in Regina occurred one day before a Royal Bank of Canada was robbed in Medicine Hat on Oct. 19. The day after that, a Bank of Montreal in the Alberta city was also robbed.
Investigators said in both instances, the same man entered the bank and demanded money, leaving each scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Vogelsang is charged with robbery for his alleged involvement in the Medicine Hat incidents.
Originally from Saskatoon, Vogelsang was a journalism instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg from 2002 until 2011.
Prior to that, he worked as a sports anchor at CKY – now CTV Winnipeg – before becoming news director.