Calgary, AB,

Police ask for help to identify robbery suspect

The Calgary Police Service is asking for help to identify a suspect in a robbery that occurred late last month.

At approximately 8:45 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, a woman was walking to her car in a parkade located at 618 5 Ave. S.W. As she was entering her vehicle, a man approached her and demanded her purse and car keys. The man then tried to grab the items and in the process, pushed the woman into a wall causing minor injuries. Another vehicle coming into the parkade then interrupted the robbery and the man fled.

The incident appears to have been random.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his 40s, with a long grey beard. He was wearing a long grey jacket with a puffy hood. A sketch of the suspect is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom to help identify him.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling the 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

Case # 19034875/4298