Calgary, AB,

Police ask for public’s help to identify robbery suspect

The Calgary Police Service is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect that robbed a man of his phone.

At approximately 8:10 p.m., on Monday, June 5, 2017, a passenger riding the westbound Blue Line CTrain had his smart phone knocked out of his hands by another man on the train. The suspect then hit the passenger three times and threatened him before grabbing the dropped phone and exiting the train at the Calgary Zoo station and fleeing.

The suspect is described as Indigenous, with a heavy build. He was wearing a grey T-shirt with red shoulders and sleeves, dark-grey knee-length shorts, black runners with white bottoms, and a black backwards baseball cap.

CCTV footage of the suspect is above [EDITOR'S NOTE: Video has been removed now that a suspect has been charged].

Police would like to stress that these kinds of incidents are rare on Transit and the CTrain remains a very safe way for Calgarians to get around. The Transit system has an extensive CCTV system and Calgary Transit Peace Officers regularly patrol Transit property and respond to safety concerns.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case #17232083/3486