Calgary, AB,

Composite sketch released in relation to March home invasion

The Calgary Police Service is releasing a composite sketch as it continues to ask for assistance in identifying a man believed to be involved in a home invasion that took place last month.

Between 9:45 and 10:15 p.m., on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, an unknown man rang the doorbell of a residence in the 0 to 100 block of Harvest Grove Green N.E. When the elderly homeowner opened the door, the man brandished a weapon and forced his way into the home.

The man proceeded to collect numerous items, including money and jewelry before fleeing the home. No one was injured. Investigators believe this was a random incident.

The suspect is described as 5’10” tall and was wearing a black balaclava over his face, black gloves, black jacket, and dark blue or black pants.

Prior to this incident, a man believed to be the offender attempted to gain entry to a neighbouring house. The homeowner was sitting in the front room of the home and confronted the man at the front door. The suspect was not wearing a balaclava at the time and the homeowner was able to see his face. This encounter formed the basis for the composite sketch, which is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

The Calgary Police Service encourages citizens to look through peep holes or windows prior to opening their doors and never open their doors to suspicious people. Citizens can also consider installing an alarm system.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


TEXT: ttTIPS to 274637

Case #16092587/3912