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Regina man charged with home invasions, assaults, theft of taxi cab

Charges have been laid after police issued a warning to the public last weekend about a series of home invasions and assaults.
Charges related to a series of reported home break-ins last weekend have been laid, on an individual already in the custody of Regina police for a separate assault incident.

REGINA — Regina police have added additional charges to a man previously charged with robbing a taxi cab driver, after linking him to a series of recent home invasions.

Desmond Key, 19, of Regina has been identified as the suspect involved in a series of incidents in the Normandy Heights neighbourhood on the morning of Oct. 8.

Key allegedly broke into a home on the 3600 block of Grassick Avenue and assaulted a female resident at approximately 8 a.m., and then entered a garage on the 3100 block of Cameron Street but left when he encountered a woman inside.

On the same morning, Key allegedly approached a man sitting in a parked vehicle and unsuccessfully attempted to pull him out before fleeing.

In relation to these incidents, Key has been charged with single counts of break and enter and commit assault, break and enter with intent, and assault. 

Key is also facing previous charges relating to the robbery and assault of a taxi driver, also on Oct. 8, which involved the theft of the driver’s vehicle. 

In connection with that incident, Key is facing two counts of robbery, and single counts of fleeing from a police officer, operating conveyance dangerous to the public, and failure to comply with conditions of a release order.

Key first appeared in provincial court on Oct. 12, and reappeared for the additional charges on Oct. 15.