Victim speaks out - clerks injured in robberies
In an effort to find a man believed to be responsible for a series of attacks on store clerks, one victim is speaking out and has given his permission for police to release the CCTV video of the attack.
Just before 11 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, Wishavdeep was working at the Mac’s Convenience Store located at 4100 Marlborough Dr. N.E., when a man entered the store and jumped the counter. The man then demanded Wishavdeep open the till and lay face down on the floor. After removing money from the till, the suspect then stomped on Wishavdeep’s head and neck, leaving him injured on the floor of the store before he fled.
“This is a vicious attack that was completely uncalled for. The clerk had complied with the culprits demands and did nothing to provoke the assault,” says Insp. Joe Brar of the CPS Investigative Operations Section.
CCTV video of the assault can be found on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
A media release was issued on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, seeking public assistance to identify the culprit. The release did not garner any tips from the public and investigators are once again hoping the public can provide information that would identify the suspect.
Police initially believed the suspect may be responsible for three other incidents in addition to the January 2018 incident:
- On Monday, July 24, 2017, at approximately 4:25 a.m., at the Mac's Convenience Store, 2905 14 St. S.W.
- On Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m., at the 7 Eleven, 146-920 36 St. N.E.
- On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at approximately 3:35 a.m., at the Mac's Convenience Store, 2905 14 St. S.W.
Detectives now believe the same man may be linked to another attack that took place even earlier in 2017:
- On Saturday, May 20, 2017, at approximately 1:45 a.m., at a Mac’s Convenience Store, 3735 Rundlehorn Dr. N.E.
The suspect is described as a male, 20 to 35 years old, approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall, with a slim build. He is often described as wearing gloves and a black, zip-up, hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, along with a scarf or mask covering the lower half of his face.
Anyone with information on the identity of the man is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers through the following methods:
Case # 18010682/3181