Police are searching for a suspect they say used a hammer in two armed robberies in Regina Thursday night.
Officers were first called to the 300 block of Broad Street around 8 p.m. for a report of a robbery.
Police said a suspect with a hammer approached someone who just parked their car and demanded they get out.
The suspect – a man – then stole the car. The victim was not injured.
The second report of a robbery happened minutes later at the 400 block of Broad Street North.
Police said the suspect entered a business with a hammer and demanded money. The man allegedly grabbed the cash register and left the area in a dark coloured vehicle, which matched the description of the first robbery.
In both incidents, the suspect was described as a white man with a thin build, around 20- to 30-years-old, with light coloured hair. He was described to be wearing a toque, blue jeans, a dark jacket and armed with a hammer.
Police believe both robberies are related.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Regina Police Service or Crime Stoppers.