Calgary, AB,

Seeking Public Assistance - Night Time Break and Enter

Investigators now have a description and images of a possible suspect involved in a night time break and enter at an Applewood home on the weekend.

At approximately 2:20 a.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015, police were called to a residence in the 400 block of Applewood Place S.E. following reports that a man entered the home through a window. 

Once inside, the man entered the master bedroom, waking a resident while rifling through a dresser. The man then approached the 49-year-old female with a knife and demanded the bracelet off her wrist. The woman gave the man her bracelet and he continued to search through her dresser and bedroom before taking her black leather purse and fleeing the residence. 

The man is described as black, 5’5” to 5’8” tall. He was wearing jeans, leather mid-calf style work boots and had the lower half of his face covered.

Images of a man believed connected to this investigation can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

It is believed the man may have been on foot and investigators are asking anyone who may have CCTV in the area of Applewood Place to contact police. It is possible the suspect was captured on other video surveillance between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Investigators believe this was a random attack, based on a crime of opportunity. The Calgary Police Service reminds residents to remain vigilant about securing their homes at night. Especially as the weather warms and windows are more likely to be left open. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #15207545/4253