Calgary, AB,
14
May
2018
|
17:45
America/Denver

Charges in violent armed robbery

Following a request for assistance from the public to identify three individuals involved in a violent armed robbery, two people have been taken into custody and a third is currently wanted on warrants.

Just before 9 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, three masked men armed with handguns and a machete entered Hempisphere, located at 5315 17 Ave. S.E. Once inside, one of the men grabbed the store manager and held a gun to her head, demanding the keys to the safe. At the same time, the other two men went into a back room, grabbed the clerk and forced him to provide keys to the safe. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects then ripped the phone cords out of the walls and damaged the phones. They forced the employees into the back room while they removed product from the store before fleeing.

After issuing a media release on Monday, April 23, 2018, police received information from the public that lead to the arrest of Jahlal Lyndon POTTINGER, on Thursday, May 10, 2018, and Devan Aaron WRIGHT, on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Jahlal Lyndon POTTINGER, 23, of Calgary, is charged with:

  • Two counts of robbery with a firearm
  • Two counts of unlawful confinement
  • Two counts of pointing a firearm
  • One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • One count of disguised while committing an indictable offence

Devan Aaron WRIGHT, 23, of Calgary, is charged with:

  • Two counts of robbery with a firearm
  • Two counts of unlawful confinement
  • One count of disguised while committing an indictable offence

Canada-wide warrants were issued on Sunday, May 12, 2018, for Majwang MAGAK, 22, for robbery with a firearm, unlawful confinement, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and wearing a disguise while committing an indictable offence.

MAGAK is described as black, approximately 6’5” tall and 160 pounds, with short, black hair and brown eyes.

Photos of MAGAK can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

Case 17028191/4916