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Crimes of the week


Published: August 28, 2014
File: 14-35

1. SAIT library break-in
Case #14326737 

On Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, just after midnight, an unknown man broke into the library on the SAIT campus located at 1302 16 Ave. N.W., by breaking the glass. Once inside, the culprit broke a computer and monitor by throwing it against a wall and attempted to gain access to a locked inner office. The suspect then proceeded to cut the cables of four computer monitors before he exited the same way he entered. Nothing was taken but the damage caused by this culprit is estimated to be $3,000. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 18 to 25 years old with a slim build. He was wearing a grey and black zippered jacket with a hood, a red or pink baseball cap and faded blue jeans. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Stephen Cook at the District 3 office at 403-428-6300, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


2. Shooting Incident in N.E.
Case #14326652 

The Calgary Police Service is currently investigating a shooting incident in the city’s northeast.

At approximately 1 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, police responded to reports of gunfire in the 0-100 block of Anaheim Circle N.E. When officers arrived they located two homes and a vehicle damaged by gunshots. Several casings have been seized by the Forensic Crime Scenes Unit for further testing.

No one was injured during the incident.

Investigators continue to ask for public assistance and encourage anyone with information about the incident to call Cst. Darren Moss in the General Investigation Unit at 403-428-2700 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: 274637


3. Seeking public assistance - Friday afternoon bank robbery 
Case #14323142
 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in relation to a bank robbery that occurred on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

At 1:38 p.m., a lone male entered the CIBC located in the 3600 block of 17 Avenue S.E. The culprit approached a bank teller and produced a note demanding money. He was given an undisclosed amount of money before leaving the bank. No one was injured during the robbery.

The culprit is described as a Black male, between 20 to 30 years of age, 5'6" tall, weighing 150 lbs., with a slim build. He had a medium-black complexion, low voice, no accent, short hair and a chin-strap beard. He was wearing sunglasses with blue frames, baseball hat with a white squared emblem, a dark-coloured jacket with a hood and black jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Joe Malicdem of the Robbery Unit at 403-428-8787, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


4 Seeking public assistance - Thursday morning bank robbery 
Case #14321468 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in relation to a bank robbery that occurred on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

At 10:24 a.m., an unknown man entered the CIBC located in the 2300 block of Centre Street N. He approached a teller and produced a note demanding money. He was given an undisclosed amount of money before leaving the bank. No one was injured during the robbery.

The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 30 years old, 5’5” to 5’8” tall, with a slim build, short light-brown hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a green camouflage baseball hat, black wire-rimmed glasses, a red jacket with white and navy or black stripes, tan khaki pants and light-coloured running shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Clark Budd of the Robbery Unit at 403-428-8787, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


5. Southwest crime spree
Case #’s 14314176, 14316157, 14317728, 14318344 

Between Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, it is believed the same unknown culprits were responsible for committing a series of offences in southwest Calgary, including robbery, assault and break and enter. 

On Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at 1:30 a.m., a group of young individuals were in the parking lot of the McDonalds, located at 100, 310 Shawville Blvd., when they were approached by three men in silver Nissan Rogue. The culprits robbed one of the young males of his money and wallet, and while doing so placed him in a headlock and slammed his head against their car. 

On Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at 2 a.m., a young man was walking near Shawville Blvd., when he was approached by three unknown males who circled around him asking for a cigarette. When the victim indicated he did not have any, one of the suspects then demanded his wallet. When the victim refused to give up his wallet he was pushed around by all three suspects and his wallet was then forcibly taken from him. 

On Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at 10 a.m., a homeowner on Everridge Common S.W., observed a male in her detached garage. When she confronted the suspect he walked away towards a silver Nissan Rogue parked in the alley. It was later discovered that access to the victim’s garage was likely gained with the use of a garage opener that had been stolen from a family member’s vehicle earlier that day. 

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:30 a.m., a young male was walking along Mount McKenzie Drive S.E., when a silver SUV pulled up and stopped next to him. The passenger exited the vehicle and asked the victim for a cigarette. The victim complied however the suspect grabbed the entire package and stated “give me your money”. When the victim did not comply, the suspect punched the victim knocking him to the ground. The driver exited the vehicle and both suspects began kicking and punching the victim repeatedly. The suspects then removed the victim’s wallet from his pocket. 

The first suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 18 to 20 years old, 6’1” tall, with a medium build and short brown hair. He was wearing a red hoodie and sweatpants. This suspect also had crossed eyes. 

The second suspect is described as a Middle Eastern male, 18 to 20 years old, 6’ tall with a medium build and curly black hair. He was wearing a white tank top, grey zip-up hoodie and dark-coloured sweatpants. This suspect also had a tattoo of a tiger on his upper right arm. 

The third suspect is described as a Middle Eastern male, 18 to 20 years old with a slim build and short black hair. 

These suspects may also be travelling with a female. She is described as Caucasian, 18 to 25 years of age with waist length dark hair. She was wearing a black skirt and knee-high socks. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Det. Phil Hunt at the District 8 office at 403-428-6800, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


6. Voyeur at Liquor Depot 
Case #14316561 

On Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at 7 p.m., a woman was purchasing merchandise at the Liquor Depot located at 750, 3630 Brentwood Rd. N.W., when an unknown man at the adjacent till turned towards her, bent down and briefly looked under her skirt. When the victim confronted the suspect he joked about the incident. 

When the victim exited the store she got into her vehicle and began to drive but was blocked by the male who then started dancing in front of her car. The suspect left in an unknown direction after the victim began honking her horn multiple times. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old, 5’8” tall, with a heavy build, and short blonde or light-brown hair. He was clean shaven and was wearing white-framed sunglasses, a dark baseball cap with white logo, a black t-shirt with a Hurley logo and light-coloured shorts.

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Vladimir Siloci at the District 3 office at 403-428-6300, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


7. Stolen $160,000 car trailer
Case #14312874 


Sometime between 10 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 13 and 9 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 2014, unknown culprit(s) stole a 2008 white renegade race trailer with Alberta plate# X49506 from 36 11651 40 St. S.E. This trailer is worth over $160,000. 

Anyone who may know the location of this trailer or about this crime is asked to call Det. Wayne Suffisick of the Auto Theft Unit at 403-428-8733, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


8. Apartment Break-in 
Case #14263745 

On Sunday, July 13, 2014, just after midnight, an unknown man and woman broke into the Laureate apartment complex located at 2011 University Dr. N.W., by forcing the secondary inner door with an unknown object. At 3 a.m., the offenders entered the underground parkade of the building and stole two bicycles and prowled a vehicle. 

The male suspect is described as Caucasian, 25 to 35 years old, 6’ tall, weighing 190 lbs., with short brown hair. He was wearing a camouflage baseball cap, a black tank top, black backpack, jeans, runners and was carrying a black lanyard.

The female suspect is described as Caucasian or Aboriginal, 18 to 25 years old, 5’ 6” tall, weighing 140 lbs., with black hair in a bob style. She was wearing a purple tank top, mid-length jean shorts and black runners 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Jessica McRitchie at the District 2 office at 403-428-6200, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


9. Nighttime break-ins in north Calgary 

The Calgary Police Service is continuing to urge residents to properly secure their homes and vehicles after a number of nighttime break-ins have occurred.

Between Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, eight break and enters have been reported in the communities of Arbour Lake, Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak, Harvest Hills, Coventry Hills and Hidden Valley. In all cases, the culprit(s) gained access to residences by removing screen windows and doors, through unlocked windows and doors or through overhead garage doors. It is unknown if any of these incidents are connected.

In many cases, residences were occupied at the time of the break-ins.

The Service would like to remind Calgarians to stay vigilant and to secure their homes and vehicles throughout all hours of the day, regardless of residences being occupied. Citizens should follow these safety tips:

·    Hide or preferably remove any valuables from vehicles, including garage door openers. Offenders can easily gain access to a residence by using a        garage door opener that has been left in a vehicle.
·    Lock all doors and windows, including doors leading from an attached garage into a residence. Screen doors and windows do not provide any level      of security as they can be easily cut or removed.
·    Turn off power to overhead garage doors.
·    Report any suspicious activity to police by calling 403-266-1234. If a crime is in progress, please call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

10. Theft of ATM 
Case #14097694 

On Monday, March 17, 2014, at approximately 5:15 a.m., an unknown man entered the Husky gas station located at 3716 Richmond Rd. S.W., through an unlocked door. Once inside the offender used tie-downs to connect an ATM to a newer model Jeep Liberty, then used the Jeep to drag the ATM from the building, causing over $15,000 in damage. 

The culprit then dragged the ATM several blocks before abandoning it on 38 Street S.W. The ATM was subsequently recovered by police with significant damage however the culprit was unable to access the cash inside.   

The suspect is described as male with a heavy build, wearing a scarf or mask to cover his face, dark glasses, a black jacket, black jeans and white shoes. 

The vehicle the suspect was using is described as a newer Jeep Liberty with a roof rack, spot lights and an exterior spare tire. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this crime is asked to call Cst. Chris McIntosh at the District 2 office at 403-428-6200, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637


Who am I?

The photos below are of individuals who may have information relating to various shoplifting, theft, gas drive-offs, property damage, and/or fraud-related activities taking place around the city. If you can identify any of these individuals, please call Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

1. Case 14145323 

2. Case #14298682