Regina police search for axe-wielding suspect in attempted robbery

Shots fired into Regina business overnight

Regina police are asking for people's help to find a suspect they say tried to rob a man of his vehicle. 

According to a police news release issued Tuesday, officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at a business in the 1700 block of East Dewdney Avenue on Sunday around 5:15 a.m. CST.

A 37-year-old man reported that he'd just driven into the business's parking lot when he spotted a man at his driver's side window. 

The victim said the man started banging on the window, demanding keys to the vehicles, and then smashed the window with a small black axe. 

Police said the suspect reached inside the vehicle, but the victim pushed his hands away. After that, the suspect ran off.

The suspect is described as a 5'8" man, with a thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a covered face.

Anyone with information about this matter is asked to contact police at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.