Onetime Canadian Sports Personality Now Allegedly Robbing Banks

Steve Vogelsang allegedly robbed two banks in Winnipeg
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2017 3:22 PM CDT
Former Canadian Sports Anchor Accused of Bank Robbery
   (Medicine hat Police Service)

A former well-known Canadian TV sports anchor is in jail after police say he robbed two banks in as many days in the western province of Alberta last week. Police in the small city of Medicine Hat say Steve Vogelsang robbed a Royal Bank of Canada on Thursday, Oct. 19, and then turned around the next day and robbed a Bank of Montreal, CBC reports. He entered both banks without a disguise and after demanding money, left with an undisclosed sum. Police finally arrested Vogelsang at a nearby hotel at around 3am on Saturday.

Per CTV Winnipeg News, Vogelsang, 53, was a longtime news director and sports broadcaster at CKY, now CTV Winnipeg. He also taught journalism at Red River College in Winnipeg from 2002 to 2011. Conor Lloyd, a spokesman for the college, says, “I can confirm he is no longer an employee here.” Vogelsang is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Tuesday. (More Canada stories.)

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