RCMP have released an update in the ongoing investigation into a kidnapping reported earlier this month.
A woman was reportedly taken from a rural home near Melville on July 12 by a man who forced her to drive to Regina at gunpoint. At the time, police said the gun used in the incident had been stolen from the woman’s house.
Police later released a photo and a description of a distinctive Regina Riot hoodie allegedly worn by the suspect.
On Thursday, RCMP reported their investigation had led them to believe the suspect had been involved in an incident earlier on July 12 at a business on Broadway Street in Yorkton.
He’s described as an Indigenous man about five feet ten inches tall with a slim build. Police said security footage from the Yorkton showed him wearing black pants, black shoes with white trim and a black Oakley branded shirt. Police said he got a ride around 11 a.m. on July 12 from Yorkton to the Melville area.
Police said they’d also like to talk to anyone who saw a man get out of a grey late-90’s Infiniti G20 sedan around 3:15 p.m. July 12 near McTavish Street and Fourth or Fifth Avenue in Regina. They noted the man would have been wearing a black Regina Riot hoodie and carrying a gun wrapped in a green blanket.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Melville RCMP at 306-728-1700, Yorkton RCMP at 306-786-2400, Regina police at 306-777-6500 or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.