Calgary, AB,

Seeking public assistance to identify armed robbery suspects

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify three men believed to have been involved in the armed robbery of a store.

Just before 9 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, three masked men armed with handguns and a machete entered Hempisphere, located at 5315 17 Ave. S.E. Once inside, one of the men grabbed the store manager and held a gun to her head, demanding the keys to the safe. At the same time, the other two men went into a back room, grabbed the clerk and forced him to provide keys to the safe. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects then ripped the phone cords out of the walls and damaged the phones. They forced the employees into the back room while they removed product from the store before fleeing.

The first man is described as a black male, tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a grey hoodie, with a red scarf over his face, a brown belt, dark jeans and white runners.

The second man is described as having a medium build. He was wearing a white baseball hat, mirrored sunglasses, a blue sweatshirt, black gloves, black track pants, black dress shoes and also had a bandana covering his face.

The third man is described as Caucasian, short, with blonde hair. He was wearing a black shirt with a hood under a grey hoodie, baggy grey sweatpants, black runners with white soles, blue latex gloves, sunglasses and a white bandana covering his face.

Photos of the suspects can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information about the identity and location of these suspects is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case 17028191/4916