Calgary, AB,

Multiple robbery and carjacking investigation

The Calgary Police Service continues to investigate two robberies and an alleged carjacking that occurred last night.

At approximately 10 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, two men approached a woman in a parking lot at Chinook Centre and allegedly demanded her purse. One of the men then allegedly struck the woman in the face with the butt of a handgun before grabbing her purse and fleeing.

The first man is described as black, approximately 6’2” tall, with a slim build, wearing a camo-print jacket with hood and camo-print pants.

The second man is described as black, approximately 5’11” tall, with a medium build, wearing glasses and a navy blue hoodie.

Shortly after the first incident, a second incident was reported to have occurred at 10:10 p.m., in a different parking lot at Chinook Centre. A man was allegedly approached by two men and struck in the face with a handgun before the culprits made off with his backpack and wallet.

The description of the men was similar to the first incident. They allegedly left the area in a small, grey car.

Later that same evening, at approximately 11:30 p.m., two men approached a woman in a vehicle in the 3800 block of Memorial Drive N.E. They allegedly asked the woman for the time and when she refused to speak to them, one of the men revealed a handgun while the other attempted to open her door. The woman drove away before they were able to enter her car.

The description of the men believed to be involved in this incident is similar to those of the incidents reported at Chinook Centre.

A number of resources were deployed throughout the evening to locate the suspects. Investigative teams have been deployed today to canvass the areas in which the incidents occurred to locate witnesses and CCTV. It is not yet known if all three incidents are connected.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #16663656/16663720/16663768