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Crimes of the week


Published: January 22, 2015
File: 15-04

1. Home-Invasion Robbery
Case # 15024692

The Calgary Police Service is investigating a nighttime home-invasion robbery in the city’s southeast.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., on Sunday, Jan.  18, 2015, police were called to the 0-100 block of Queen Ann Close S.E., for reports of a shot fired during an armed home invasion. It is believed three offenders fled the scene in an older model, white, Ford F350.

One resident suffered minor injuries and declined medical treatment at the scene.

Following a search of the home, officers did not locate any indication of a gunshot. This incident is not considered random, and it’s believed the home was targeted by the offenders.

Anyone with information 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

 

2. Shooting Incident
Case #15018917
 

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance following a shooting incident in the city’s northeast.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, two people who were in a vehicle in a parking lot of a local gas station at 2520 52 St. N.E., when they were shot at.

The driver of the car, a 24-year-old man, sustained wounds to his arm. His passenger was uninjured. The victim was able to drive himself to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

This is believed to be a targeted incident and not random in nature.

At least one shot entered the nearby grocery store. No one was injured in the store, however, the time, location and brazenness of this incident is of major concern to the Service. The store was extremely busy at the time of the shooting and members of the public were placed at great risk by the offender(s).

CCTV from the area has been seized and is currently being reviewed.

The CPS Guns and Gangs Unit is leading this investigation and are working to determine a motive for the shooting and whether it’s connected to other recent violent incidents in the area. The Service believes members of the community have information that will assist in finding the person(s) responsible and preventing further incidents of violence.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to call 403-266-1234 or provide information anonymously to Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

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

 

3. Beaver Dam Gas – Break-in
Case #14509129 

On Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at approximately 11 p.m., an unknown man broke into to the Beaver Dam Gas Plus store, located at 5216 6 St. N.E., by smashing a small glass window. 

Once inside the suspect attempted to open the cigarette case but was unable to remove the locked apron. 

The alarm was eventually triggered and the suspect left empty handed, through the same window he entered from. 
 
Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this incident is asked to Cst. Brad Petroschuk in the District 1 office at 403-428-6100, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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


4. Robbery and Possession of Stolen vehicle
Case #14506573
 


On Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at approximately 8 p.m., an unknown man entered the Mac’s store located at 20, 2439 54 Ave. S.W., he selected a USB charger and then attempted to leave the store without paying. The clerk confronted the suspect however the suspect pushed passed the clerk, shoving him up against the door as he left the store. 

The suspect drove away in a stolen, white, Ford F350 that was later recovered on Langton Drive S.W. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25 to 30 years old, 6’ 0” tall with shaggy brown hair. He was wearing a Detroit Red Wings ball cap, a black, bomber-style jacket, grey hoodie and dark pants. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this incident is asked to Cst. Dawn Strom in 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


5. Maxam – Break-in 
Case #14504913
 


In the nighttime hours, between Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, and Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, an unknown man entered Maxam Design International located at 203, 1010 1 Ave.  N.E., by prying the front door. 

Once inside, the suspect broke into several filing cabinets and into the equipment room, where he placed numerous items and an undisclosed amount of cash into a black garbage bag before leaving. 

Items stolen include an Apple Macbook Pro, hard disk drives, a hair dryer and a battery charger. 

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male with a slim to medium build. He was wearing a baseball cap, black hoodie, a grey and beige jacket, and blue jeans.
 
Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this incident is asked to Cst. Rob Crawley in 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


6. Theft and Fraud 
Case #14501713 & #14507106
 


On Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a man and woman attended a residence located on Costa Mesa Close N.E., in response to a Kijiji add for an X-Box. 

The man entered the residence and the woman waited for him in the foyer. While the man was testing the X-Box in a separate room, it is suspected the woman removed the victim’s wallet from her purse which was sitting by the front door. The man subsequently purchased the X-box and the two suspects left in a white GMC Yukon SUV. 

Approximately fifteen minutes later, the suspects attended the Petro Canada, located at 1051 Falconridge Blvd. N.E. The male suspect filled their vehicle with fuel and the female suspect went inside the store where she bought two packages of cigarettes, and then paid for the purchases using the victim’s stolen credit card. 

The male suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 5’10” tall, weighing 220 lbs., with blonde hair, a pierced eyebrow and tattoos on both arms. He was wearing faded blue jeans, a white T-shirt and black shoes.

The female suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 5’7” tall, with a slim build and dyed black hair. She was wearing a beige sweater with a red tank-top underneath. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual or about this incident is asked to Cst. Robert Brauer in the District 5 office at 403-428-6500, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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


7. Police warn about tax-related scam

After recent reports of a tax-related telephone scam, the Calgary Police Service is again warning Calgarians about fraudulent telephone calls from someone claiming to represent the Canada Revenue Agency.

In December 2014, police became aware of two new cases where people received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. The caller told the victims that they owed back taxes and that they would be arrested if they did not pay the debt immediately.

The caller usually has some of the victim’s personal information, including their name, address and even bank account details. Victims are instructed to pay the debt with prepaid credit cards or through a money transfer service, and are kept on the phone until the transaction is complete.

In total, 35 victims of this scam have been identified in 2014, and it appears members of the Southeast Asian community are being targeted. All the victims combined have been defrauded of approximately $60,000.

Police are reminding citizens that the Canada Revenue Agency will never ask a person to send cash or prepaid credit cards as payment, and they also do not threaten to immediately arrest the person if a payment is not made. Citizens are also encouraged to confirm that a call is legitimate when contacted by a representative from the Canada Revenue Agency by calling the agency back directly through one of their published telephone numbers, such as 1-800-959-8281.

Anyone that has received a communication that they think may be a scam should contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to report it. A report can be filed online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or by phone at 1-888-495-8501.

Anyone who has been a victim of this scam, has suffered a loss or is aware of a possible suspect should call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 to make a report. Information about possible suspects can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:

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


8. Vehicle theft
Case #15015105 


On Thursday, Jan. 1, 2014, at approximately 7 a.m., two unknown men stole a 2013 Toyota Highlander which was parked at a residence located on Castlefall Grove N.E. 

At approximately 8:30 a.m., the offenders drove the vehicle into a ditch just off of 84 Street S.E., and abandoned it. 

The two offenders called a cab and were eventually dropped off behind a convenience store located on Templeton Circle N.E.

The first suspect is described as Aboriginal, 18 to 24 years old with a medium build and black hair. He was wearing a hoody with a reflective jacket or shell over top and a baseball cap. He also had tattoos on his knuckles and on his right arm.  

The second suspect is described as Aboriginal, 18 to 24 years old with a slim build and dark brown hair. He was wearing a dark hooded winter jacket, with a graphic T-shirt underneath. 
 
Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this incident is asked to Cst. K. Bowman in the District 6 office at 403-428-6600, 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: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

1. Case #14480341 


2. Case #14498803