Police seeking assistance with assault and robbery
The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance for information in relation to an assault and robbery that occurred downtown.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 15, 2017, a man in his late 20s is believed to have been with five other individuals in the courtyard east of Aquitaine Tower, located at 540 5 Ave. S.W. Three men in the group then turned on the victim and robbed him of his backpack. He was subsequently stabbed, beaten, and pepper sprayed before the men fled the area. The victim managed to stumble across the street and collapsed at the front entrance of Poco Loco Pizza, located at 526 4 Ave. S.W., where witnesses called police.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment and has since recovered from his injuries.
The incident was captured on CCTV and video is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
The first suspect is described as a darker-skinned man in his early 20s, approximately 5’10” tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a black baseball cap, black hoodie, black T-shirt, black pants, black shoes and black gloves.
The second suspect is also described as a darker-skinned man in his early 20s, approximately 5’10” tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a grey hoodie, grey jeans, white running shoes, black gloves and had sunglasses on his head.
The third suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s. He was wearing a white T-shirt, grey shorts, black socks and shoes, and a black baseball cap with sunglasses. He was carrying a large black bag around his neck and walked with a noticeable limp.
Anyone with information about this incident 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 through any of the following methods: