Calgary, AB,

Police releasing additional photos to identify robbery suspect

The Calgary Police Service continues to seek public assistance to identify a man believed to be impersonating a police officer and committing robberies.

On Monday, June 5, 2017, a female victim was contacted by a man she met online and agreed to meet him later that evening at a business located in the 2800 block of Sunridge Way N.E. At approximately 7:45 p.m., the man arrived to the business and immediately identified himself as a police officer and stated that he had search warrant for drugs. The woman asked for the man’s badge number, at which point the offender grabbed and pushed her and began yelling at her to stop resisting arrest. The victim requested the offender to get more officers to execute the search warrant, at which time the offender fled the business.

The victim followed the offender and observed him entering an older model, black Volkswagen Jetta.

The offender is believed to be the same man responsible for similar offences that occurred earlier this year, and is not a legitimate police officer.

The man is described as possibly being of Middle Eastern descent, approximately 20 to 30 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, with a slim to medium build, short black hair and a days-growth of facial hair. In the most recent incident, the man was wearing a dark-coloured, long-sleeve shirt and a black vest that said “POLICE” in large letters underneath a dark-blue jacket. It is believed the man was also wearing a belt that was holding a flashlight, baton and a gun in a holster.

Photos of the vehicle used in this incident, as well as of the suspect, are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

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

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case #: 17232660/4252