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Crimes of the week


Published: March 26, 2015
File: 15-12&13

1. Seeking public assistance to identify shooting suspects
Case #14478842
 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify two men believed to be connected to a shooting that occurred on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
At approximately 6 p.m., officers responded to a call of a male suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. The man, in his 60s, was transported to hospital in critical condition. He has since been released from the hospital.

Detectives have spoken to a number of witnesses and examined CCTV footage from the area. It is believed that two masked men entered the Dahab Exchange located at 5012, 17 Ave. S.E., and demanded money. During the robbery, a firearm was discharged and the business owner was shot. Both offenders left the premise and fled on foot.

The first man is described as being dark-skinned, approximately 6’ tall and having a slim build.  He was wearing a red hoodie with the hood pulled over his head, black material covering his face from the nose down, dark jeans with a logo tag above the right rear pocket, dark shoes and black gloves.

The second man is described as being dark-skinned, approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall and having a medium build.  He was wearing a dark three-quarter length jacket, a dark grey shirt, possibly a dark ski mask, blue faded jeans, silver and dark running shoes and black gloves.

Through the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) program within the Service, members frequently work with business owners to provide recommendations and make improvements to ensure the safety and security of businesses. The following CPTED recommendations should be considered by any business that regularly handles large amounts of money, including financial institutions and money exchanges:

·    Enhance the strength and security of all doors to the business, including back doors. Wood or residential doors are not recommended.
·    Physically separate customer and employee activities.
·    Money should be stored in a safe that is out of view of the customers.
·    Businesses should be well-lit, especially inside and outside all entrance ways. Also ensure that front windows and doors are unobstructed when possible so that neighbours and the passing public can see what is going on.
·    Consider the positioning of security cameras in relation to the layout of the business and ensure that CCTV footage is always being recorded.

Any business interested in the CPTED program is encouraged to contact their Community Resource Officer (CRO) through their district office. 
Investigators are continuing to work with community members and are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to contact the Calgary Police Service 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

 

 

2. Bank Robbery - TD Shawville

Case # 15116797 

The Calgary Police Service is asking the public for information about a bank robbery that occurred at a TD Canada Trust, located in the 100 block of Shawville Boulevard S.E.

On Monday, March 23, 2015, at approximately 4 p.m., a man entered the bank and passed the teller a robbery note. The man was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot. No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a male with a dark skin complexion, between 20 and 30 years old, between 5’6”and 5’7” in height, with an average build and moustache. He was wearing a grey hoody with tan pants and black runners.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service 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: 274637


3. Sexual Assault 
Case # 15113384 


The Calgary Police Service is releasing a composite sketch as it continues to ask for assistance in identifying a man in relation to a stranger sexual assault that took place early this morning. 

Shortly before 3:30 a.m., today, Saturday, March 21, 2015, a woman was sleeping inside her residence in the 5300 block of 26 Avenue S.W. when she was awoken by an unknown male on top of her; a struggle ensued and the woman was sexually assaulted.
The male left the residence after the assault.

It is believed the man entered the victim’s residence through an unlocked door.
The suspect is described as an Aborginal male, between 28 to 33-years-old, approximately 5'7" tall. He has a skinny build, is clean shaven with bushy eyebrows, short clean cut hair and is generally neat in apperance. He was wearing black jeans, a black hoodie and a white T-shirt exposed at the top. He had a noticeable Adam's apple. The composite sketch is available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

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
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637
CASE # 15113384/4012


4. Assault
Case #15110239
 


The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance following a serious assault.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 19, 2015, police were called to a local hospital after a woman suffering from serious injuries was transported via ambulance from Chestermere.

The woman was found on the side of the road just east of Highway 1 and Chestermere Boulevard by a bus driver who then called 911.

Investigators believe the women accepted a ride from a man near 17 Avenue and 36 Street S.E., sometime between 4 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. When the woman realized the man was driving her to an unknown location outside of Calgary, she asked for him to take her home. It was at this time the man assaulted the woman, causing multiple facial injuries. There is no evidence the woman was sexually assaulted.

The suspect in this case is described as a black man, approximately 40 years old, with short hair. He was driving what the victim describes as a silver, four-door sport utility vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 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


5. Bank Robbery - RBC
Case #15108932 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in relation to a bank robbery.

At approximately 10:20 a.m. yesterday, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, a man entered the RBC located in the 16900 block of 24 Street S.W. Once inside he approached the teller and passed them a robbery note. The man was given an undisclosed amount of money before he left the bank. No one was injured during the robbery.

The man is described as Aboriginal, in his mid-20s, 5’9” tall and between 180 to 200 lbs. He was wearing a toque, black jacket, blue jeans and work boots.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Calgary Police Service 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


6. Nighttime Break and Enter
Case # 15105642
 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in relation to a nighttime break and enter.

At approximately 2:45 a.m., on Monday, March 16, 2015, the owners of a residence located in the 1300 block of 40 Street S.E., were asleep when they were awoken by a sound in the home. The female resident left her room to see what the noise was, and discovered a man within the home. She screamed and the man fled the residence, getting on a bicycle and leaving the area.

The man is described as having wavy hair, and wearing a black jacket.
It is important to note that these incidents can happen anywhere in the city, and all Calgarians are urged to take steps to protect themselves.

·    Hide or preferably remove all valuables, keys, garage door openers and other property from unattended vehicles.
·    Ensure all home and garage doors, patio doors and windows are secured even when you are home, day or night, including the door from an attached garage to the house.
·    Develop a routine to make sure the garage doors have been closed and secured. Don’t drive away from your home until you’ve seen the garage door close completely.
·    Check all vehicles, doors and windows before turning in for the night.
·    Consider installing home and vehicle alarm systems and vehicle anti-theft devices.
·    Let your neighbours know if they’ve left doors open or vehicles unlocked.
·    Report any suspicious activity to the Calgary Police Service (403) 266-1234. If you believe a crime is in progress, please call 911.
·    
Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of this individual is asked to call police 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 27463


7. Bank Robbery - Scotiabank 
Case # 15105863 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in relation to a bank robbery. 

At approximately 9:40 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2015, a man entered the Scotiabank located in the 200 block of 61 Avenue S.W. Once inside he approached a teller and presented a note demanding money. The man fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured as a result.

The man is described as Aboriginal, in his mid-20s, 5’9” tall, weighing approximately 240 lbs., with a large build and dark, tanned skin. He was wearing a grey hooded jacket with a full zippered front and a dark-coloured hoodie underneath. He also wore large-framed sunglasses, dark pants and light-coloured shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service 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 27463


8.  Bank Robbery - TD Canada Trust

On Sunday, March 15, 2015, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a male offender entered the TD Canada Trust located in the 2000 block of 34 Street N.E. This offender approached a telller's wicket and presented a note indicating it was a robbery and demanding money.

The offender was given an undisclosed amount of money before he left the bank. There were no injuries to employees or customers.

The offender is described as a black male, 25 years old, 5'7" tall and 140 to 150 lbs. He was wearing black pants, a black jacket and running shoes. At the time of the robbery the offender was also wearing a black full face motorcycle helmet.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service 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 27463


9.  Missing Woman
Case # 15102498 


The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to locate a missing woman.

Jessica Rae NEWMAN, 24, was last seen in the Forest Lawn area around 9:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

NEWMAN is described as Caucasian, 5’3” tall, 100 lbs., with mid-length blond hair and blue eyes. NEWMAN has a tattoo the length of her spine. She was last seen wearing a black and white mid-length sleeveless dress and a black leather jacket with studs on the shoulder pads.

Anyone who may have spoken with NEWMAN before she went missing, or who may have information about her current whereabouts, is asked to call police 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 27463


10. Seeking Public Assistance - Serious Assault
Case #15092784 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance with information related to a serious assault that took place in March.

At approximately 5 a.m., on Saturday, March 7, 2015, a resident called police to check on the welfare of a woman in her 30s who had shown up on his doorstep and appeared to be injured. She was transported to hospital where she reported being seriously assaulted in the 3900 block of 14 Avenue S.E.  

The victim was allegedly riding her bike in the area when she was struck by a vehicle, knocking her to the ground. The victim alleges a man picked her up and placed her in a small SUV, then threatened to sexually assault her. However, he released her before any act occurred and fled in the vehicle.

The victim remains in serious but stable condition in hospital.

Investigators are asking anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and who may have seen a beige or gold SUV, similar to a Pathfinder or a Land Rover, to contact police.

Anyone who may have 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
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 27463


11. Home Invasion Robbery
Case # 15079354 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking assistance with identifying suspects responsible for a home invasion robbery.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, two men forced entry into a home in the 600 block of Coventry Drive N.E. The suspects used a weapon to subdue the occupant, and stole various items from the residence prior to fleeing through a green space towards Coventry Circle.

The first suspect is described as male, 5’9” tall, 170 to 190 lbs., wearing a black balaclava, black hoodie and carrying a black backpack.

The second suspect is described as male, 5’9” tall, 170 to 180 lbs., with a bigger nose. He was wearing a black balaclava, black gloves and black pants. This male possibly has the first name of Michael.

Both suspects may be of Aboriginal descent.

A green pick-up truck with a matching green topper was observed in the area at the time of the robbery.

The same home was broken into a week prior to this incident when no one was at home. Items were taken from the home. Investigators are still trying to determine if the two incidents are connected.

Between Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, and Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, there were four break and enters at other homes in the immediate area. It is unknown at this time if these events are all related.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service 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 27463


12. Seeking Public Assistance to Identify Multiple Offence Suspects
Case #15103706 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify two people who are believed to be connected to multiple offences that occurred throughout the city using a stolen vehicle.

On Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at approximately 11:30 a.m., an unknown male and female parked a tan-coloured Dodge Ram truck at the Shell gas station located in the 7000 block of Fairmount Drive S.E. The male proceeded to fill up the truck with gas while the female entered the attached gas station store. After filling the truck, both the male and female entered the truck and exited the parking lot eastbound on Farimount Drive S.E., making no attempt to pay for the fuel.

It was later determined that the vehicle had been stolen the previous day, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, from a location in Olds, Alta.

The male is described as being Caucasian, 5’8” tall, 25 to 28 years old, with a slim build and brown hair shaved into a buzz cut. He was wearing black sunglasses, black pants and a black, red and white hoodie.

The female is described as being Caucasian, 5’6” tall, 20 to 24 years old, 150 lbs., with a medium build and shoulder-length blond hair. She was wearing a dark cardigan.

At approximately 4 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, the same vehicle was seen leaving the scene of a break and enter in the 200 block of Covewood Close N.W. Both a male and female, with similar descriptions from the previous incident were also witnessed to be at the scene.

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, at approximately 5:50 a.m., it is believed the same vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run collision with a parked vehicle in the 0-100 block of Hazelwood Crescent S.W. Several hours later, police were notified of a suspicious vehicle stuck in the alley behind the 700 block of Sabrina Road S.W. Upon arrival, officers were not able to locate any suspects and the vehicle was recovered.  

Anyone with information about these incidents or the identity of these individuals is asked to call police 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 27463


13.  Vehicle Thefts
Case # 15074427 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance to identify two people believed to be connected to a vehicle theft that occurred on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

At approximately 7:50 a.m., a black Toyota Tacoma truck was stolen from the 800 block of 94 Avenue S.E. Multiple units responded to the incident, including HAWC and plain clothes members who observed the vehicle to be driven by a male.

After being driven throughout the city, the vehicle entered a parking lot in the 6500 block of MacLeod Trail S.W., and parked next to a stolen white Ford F350, driven by a female. The male driver of the Tacoma entered the driver’s seat of the F350 and exited the parking lot onto northbound MacLeod Trail, with the female in the passenger seat.
The F350 was also driven around the city, as well as throughout other jurisdictions. Both vehicles involved have been recovered, however investigators are looking to identify the vehicle occupants.

The male is described as having olive skin and being possibly Aboriginal or Metis, in his late 20s, with a small build and short dark hair. He was wearing prescription eyeglasses and had a gold watch on his left wrist.

The female is described as Caucasian, in her late 20s, with scraggly brown hair and a round face. She was wearing a puffy jacket.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of these individuals is asked to call police 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 27463


14. Seeking Public Assistance - Suspicious Person
Case # 15069481 & 15048282

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance following reports of a suspicious person approaching teenage girls in the community of Mackenzie Towne.

At approximately 3 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, two teenage girls were walking home from a bus stop near the intersection of Elgin Way S.E. and McKenzie Towne Drive S.E., when a man in a truck stopped beside the girls and offered them drugs.

Then, at approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, it is believed the same vehicle was spotted approaching other teenagers near the same intersection. Police searched the area but did not find a vehicle matching the description.

The vehicle is described as a black, older-model Toyota 4x4 truck. The driver is described as a Caucasian male, in his late 20s, with short black hair and a slim to medium build. He was last seen wearing a grey and black top.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to call 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
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 27463


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: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

1. Case 15064524 


2. Case #15071573 


3. Case # 14479494, 14476266 


4. Case # 15079506 


5. Case #15076363 


6. Case #15058900 


7. Case #15090525 


8. Case #15089619 


9. Case #15094120 

10. Case #15012857 


11. Case #14466301