MEDICINE HAT, AB - A former television broadcaster from Winnipeg who was arrested following a pair of bank robberies in Medicine Hat last week is facing more charges in Saskatchewan.
Steve Vogelsang, 53, was charged Friday with three counts of robbery and three counts of breach of recognizance in connection with three robberies in Regina.
The robberies took place on July 8 at a bank on 7th Avenue North, October 13 at a bank on Albert Street and October 18 at a bank on Gordon Road.
Both Regina and Medicine Hat say investigation into the incidents, as well as communication between police agencies, led to evidence to charge Vogelsang.
“Working in partnership with Regina Police Service, we know that they have a couple of ongoing investigations,” said Insp. Joe West with the Medicine Hat Police Service. “Certainly, we’ve opened the door to anything we can offer, and investigators in Regina have gotten together with investigators in Medicine Hat.”
In all three robberies in Saskatchewan, Regina Police say a man entered the premises, indicated he had a weapon, and demanded money from an employee. The man then left the banks with undisclosed amounts of cash.
Vogelsang, who was a sports anchor and news director for CKY (later CTV Winnipeg), was arrested in Medicine Hat on October 21 after allegedly robbing two banks in Medicine Hat. In both Medicine hat cases, he allegedly walked into the banks, told employees he had a weapon and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. He has been charged with two counts of robbery in connection with the Medicine Hat robberies.
There may be another city where Vogelsang is facing charges. Saskatoon Police told CHAT News on Monday that Vogelsang is being considered a person of interest in a robbery in Saskatoon. The investigation into that robbery is ongoing.
Vogelsang remains in custody and is due back in Medicine Hat provincial court on November 2.
No date has been announced yet for when Vogelsang will speak to charges in Regina.
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