A Regina man has been charged with robbery after mugging a woman early Saturday morning.
Police say it happened at 1:50 a.m. at the intersection of 2nd Avenue North and McIntyre Street.
They say the woman was walking eastbound when the man approached her from behind and grabbed her purse.
When the woman resisted, the man assaulted her, allowing him to get away with it.
The suspect then fled eastbound and threw the purse down an alley.
Later on, the Regina Police canine unit tracked the suspect, Richard Crowe, down in the 800 block of Cornwall Street, where he was arrested.
Police say the victim’s purse and all the contents were recovered.
The woman suffered minor injuries.