Calgary, AB,

Two people charged in unrelated robberies

The Calgary Police Service has charged two individuals in connection with separate robberies where people were threatened with knives.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, a man was seen shoplifting from two stores in the 3800 block of Marlborough Drive N.E. At 5:45 p.m. that same day, it is believed the same man wearing the shoplifted items entered a restaurant located in the 900 block of 36 Street N.E. The man demanded money and produced a knife, then fled the restaurant.

Brandon Britton HANSLE, 20, of Calgary, is charged with three counts of theft under $5,000, one count each of robbery, wearing a mask with the intent to commit an offence and being unlawfully at large in connection with this incident. More charges are expected.

Then, in an unrelated series of robberies, a masked woman entered a convenience store located in the 4000 block of 50 Street S.W., at approximately 1:20 a.m., on Thursday, March 3, 2016. She produced a knife and demanded money from the clerk.

Later that morning, it is believed the same woman entered a convenience store located in the 4600 block of Bow Trail S.W. and demanded money with a knife before fleeing in a vehicle. Then it is believed she also robbed a third convenience store the same way in the 2900 block of 17 Avenue S.W.

Police found the suspect trying to exchange coins for bills inside a fourth convenience store minutes later and arrested her without incident.

Cindy Jean MEMNOOK, 34, of Tsuu T’ina, AB, is charged in connection with these offences. The charges are three counts of robbery, three counts of wearing a mask with the intent to commit an offence, three counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of breaching a court order, one count of theft under $5,000, one count of theft of a motor vehicle, and one count of obstruction of justice.

Anyone with information on these incidents, who has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

Case# 16093648/3561 & 16094186/4711