Calgary, AB,

Need To Identify - Multiple assaults in downtown Calgary

The Calgary Police Service is investigating after three separate, seemingly unconnected and unprovoked attacks on men in downtown Calgary since Saturday.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Saturday, June 17, 2017, it was reported that a man was struck over the back of the head with an unknown object in the 700 block of 8 Street S.W. The victim was transported to hospital in life threatening condition, but has since been upgraded to stable.

Just after midnight on Monday, June 19, 2017, a man was using a payphone at the Safeway in the 800 block of 11 Avenue S.W., when he was struck in the back of the head with a piece of concrete. The victim was transported to hospital with life threatening injuries. He has since been upgraded to stable condition.

At approximately 4 a.m., today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, two officers patrolling downtown discovered an unconscious man near the intersection of 8 Avenue and 9 Street S.W. The man was found in serious medical distress. It is believed he too was hit over the back of the head with a hard object. The victim was transported to hospital in stable condition.

Investigators are seeking assistance from the public to identify a man they believe may be involved in all three incidents. He is described as a black male and was seen at one scene wearing a white T-shirt over a dark-coloured hoodie, tan pants, and dark coloured shoes with white soles. A CCTV photo of what is believed to be the man are attached to this release.

The three victims are not believed to be connected to one another, however, it is not yet known what prior involvement, if any, they may have had with the suspect prior to these assaults. In one case, a man was attacked while standing with three other individuals.

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

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case #: 17251862/17253299/17255078 - 4067