Two women victims of bear spray assaults in Regina

Regina police are investigating two incidents in which bear spray was used on two people in a short time frame and in relatively close proximity.According to a news release issued Monday, the incidents occurred three days earlier, on Friday. The first victim was a 33-year-old woman. Just after 9 p.m. a male in a truck called her over in the area of 12th Avenue and Ottawa Street and and then bear-sprayed her. She described the truck as blue, with four doors, driven by a Caucasian male with curly hair.She was treated in hospital and released.About a half hour later, other officers received a report of a 44-year-old woman who had been bear-sprayed by an unknown suspect driving what was described as a black truck while in the 1200 block of the alley between Garnet Street and Cameron Street. Paramedics attended to the victim, who was in obvious distress.Police can’t confirm the two incidents are related, but the locations and time-frame indicate a potential link.Police are asking that anyone who has information, or may have witnessed either of these incidents contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).  The Regina Police Service thanks the public for their help in this matter.

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