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Crimes of the week


Published: April 17, 2014
File: 14-16

1. Police seeking public assistance - bank robbery.
The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in a bank robbery.
 
On Thursday, April 10, 2014, at approximately 10:50 a.m., an unknown man entered the CIBC bank located on Shawville Boulevard S.E. He approached a bank teller and produced a note demanding money. The culprit received an undisclosed amount of money before walking out of the bank and fleeing the area on a bicycle. 
 
The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25 to 30 years old, 5’ 10” tall, with a thin build. He was wearing an orange and black Nike track jacket and pants, a black toque and sunglasses.
 
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: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

2. Undetermined Death Investigation.


The Calgary Police Service is currently investigating a suspicious death and seeking public assistance to determine the victim’s movements in the days leading up to his death.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., on Monday, April 7, 2014, police were called to a home in the 200 block of Heritage Drive S.E. A family member asked officers to check on the welfare of man who had not been heard from in a number of days. A 44-year-old man was found deceased inside the residence.

Initially, the scene did not appear suspicious. However, an autopsy completed on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, ruled the death as undetermined. The victim has been identified as John Thomas Pollock. Cause of death will not be released at this time.

Pollock was last seen by neighbors at approximately 8 p.m., on Friday, April 4, 2014. 

Investigators are seeking public assistance to determine the whereabouts of the victim between the time he was last seen by neighbours in his apartment building, and when he was discovered on Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information about this case 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: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

3. Shop break and enter.


On Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014, at approximately 1 a.m., and unknown male broke into Sakura Hood Fan and Appliances, located at 110 2 Ave. S.E., by kicking in a window. The suspect waited a few moments before crawling through the opening into the store. Once inside he searched the cash drawer with no success, and then exited the store out the main doors, empty-handed. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 20 to 25 years old, 5’8” tall, with a slim build. He had brown hair and was wearing a white Oakley hat with a black brim, black Adidas jacket, blue jeans, dark grey Nike runners, and was carrying a black backpack with a white stripe down the centre. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Maxine LaPointe in District 1 at 403-567-6100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

 

4. Jewelry store break and enter. 

On Saturday, April 05, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., three men forced entry into the Silver Treasure jewelry store located inside Dragon City Mall at 150, 328 Centre St. S., by kicking in the front door. Once inside they proceeded to break display cases with a crowbar and removed watches and necklaces before exiting the store.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individuals responsible for this or about this crime is asked to Cst. Jonah Edwards in District 1 at 403-567-6100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

 

5. Assault with a weapon.

On Friday, April 4, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a man was on the LRT travelling south from downtown. At the Canyon Meadows Station, two unknown males got onto the train and began to harass the victim. One of the males pulled a baton or pipe like object out of his jacket and struck the victim in the face approximately three times.  The second offender then joined in, and the two began punching the victim in the face repeatedly. The suspects exited the train at the Fish Creek Station, leaving the victim on the train. 
 
The victim, who was bleeding profusely, was assisted by other patrons and was transported to hospital to receive medical treatment for his injuries.
 
The first suspect is described as a Caucasian male, shorter in height, heavy set with short dirty blond hair.

The second suspect is described as a black male, taller in height with a skinny build and short black hair. 
 
Anyone with information as to the identity of the individuals responsible for this or about this crime is asked to Cst. Michael Dingwall in District 8 at 403-428-6800 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

 

6. Indecent Acts.

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance in identifying a man responsible for an indecent act.

At approximately 4:25 p.m., on Friday, April 4, 2014, two 14-year-old girls were walking in the 300 block of Sienna Park Drive S.W. A stranger stood a few metres from the teens before getting their attention. As the teens turned to look at the man, they noticed he was masturbating. The girls immediately ran from the area and called a trusted adult, who then called police.

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, police completed a composite drawing of the suspect and are releasing it to the public in hopes of identifying the man. The drawing is available on the City of Calgary Newsroom.

Investigators are reviewing another incident from earlier the same day, when two young girls had an unusual encounter with a man matching the same description.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., two 11-year-old girls encountered a man in the 2700 block of 49 Street S.W. The youth allege the man, who was standing at the back of a vehicle, began touching himself as he watched them walk by. The girls ran away from the area.

The suspect is described as having a medium skin tone, possibly Hispanic, 25 to 30 years old, 5’11” tall, with short black hair. He was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. The vehicle is described as a silver or gold, four-door sedan.

Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents, or the identity of the suspect(s) to contact 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

 

7. Senior Car Jacking (update).

A Crime Stoppers re-enactment took place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, to seek assistance from anyone with information about a carjacking earlier this month.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, a 72-year-old woman was approaching her vehicle parked in front of the Staples at 565 36 St. N.E., when an unknown man pushed her to the ground.

The man took the victim’s keys and purse, entered her vehicle, and backed up. A witness pulled her away, preventing her from potentially being hit by the car. The culprit drove the vehicle east towards 36 Street, and fled the area.

The woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries.  

 The suspect is described as possibly being of Middle Eastern descent, 20 to 30 years old, with clean-cut, dark hair and a slim build. He was wearing a brown or dark-colored bomber jacket, jeans and sunglasses.

The vehicle description has partially changed from what was originally released. It is described as a 2007, gold-colored Toyota Corolla, license plate MWU990. The car has several Calgary Stampeders stickers on the back.

Investigators are releasing composite sketches of the offender in the case. 
Anyone with information on this incident, including the identity of the suspect or whereabouts of the vehicle, 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: tttTIPS.com
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

 

8. Fraud at Cash Money.

Sometime between Saturday, March 29, 2014, and Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014, two unknown males attended Cash Money, located at 3504 17 Ave. S.E., on four separate occasions and cashed fraudulent cheques totaling over $10,000. 

It is believed the two suspects were working together. It is also believed the identification they used to cash the cheques were fraudulent.  

The first suspect is described as Caucasian, 20 to 25 years old, with a slim build. He had brown hair and pronounced eyebrows. He was wearing a dark winter jacket and dark T-shirt.  

The second suspect is described as Asian, 20 to 30 years old, with either a shaved or bald head, and was wearing a black cap, pea coat and scarf.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to Cst. Tim Fast in District 4 at 403-567-6400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

 

9. Shop Break in.


On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 4:30 a.m., an unknown culprit gained entry into the Mayaza restaurant, located at 2137 33 Ave. S.W., by prying the front door. Once inside, the male removed a cash drawer and left. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Scott Mandeville in District 1 at 403-567-6100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

 

10. House break-in and fraud.


On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., unknown culprits broke into a home located in the 1600 block of Broadview Road N.W., by prying the rear man door with a tool. Once inside, the suspects rummaged through the house, moving items from one location and stealing a variety of items including a 2010 medium grey, four-door, Toyota Matrix with Alberta Licence plate ZPL924 and several credit cards. 

Later that evening, between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., numerous withdrawals and purchases were made with the credit cards. One purchase took place at the Petro Canada Gas Bar, at 5468, 5478 Signal Hill Centre S.W., and another at the MacDonald’s at 2320 16 Ave. N.W. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to Cst. Sean Miller in District 3 at 403-567-6300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

 

11. Theft from the Calgary Islamic School.


On Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, staff members found three unknown males sleeping in the prayer hall of the Calgary Islamic School located at 2612 37 Ave. N.E. In an attempt to assist the males, the staff of the school provided them with beverages and a cell phone charger to charge their phones. When the staff stepped away, the suspects left taking the charger with them.

These males have repeatedly attended the Centre, and are suspects in an attempted break-in into the office of the Islamic Information Society of Canada that occurred on Monday, March 24, 2014.
 
The first suspect is described as being of Middle Eastern descent, in his early 20s, 5’3” tall, weighing approximately 130lbs with a prominent nose. He was wearing a black jacket with a hood, a white sweater, blue jeans and a grey cap with “A X” on it.

The second suspect is described as being of Middle Eastern descent, in his early 20s, approximately 5’3” tall, weighing 130 lbs. He was wearing a blue nylon jacket with a white Polo logo and a dark hoody underneath. He was also wearing blue jeans with a white belt.  

The third suspect is also described as being of Middle Eastern descent, in his mid-20s with a beard, approximately 5’5” tall, and weighing 140 lbs. He was wearing a winter jacket with a fur trimmed hood, light colored pants and black shoes. 
 
Anyone with information as to the identity of these individuals or about this crime is asked to Cst. Richard Marshall in District 5 at 403-428-6500or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

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

 

12. Shop break and enter.


On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 11:30 p.m., an unknown male gained entry to the parkade in the Keynote building located at 1100 1 St. S.E. Once inside, he threw a fire extinguisher through the window of a truck and removed an IPAD from inside the vehicle. The suspect then exited through the front doors of the building to 11 Avenue S.E. 

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25 to 29 years old, with a slim to medium build. He had brown hair and was wearing dark-rimmed glasses, dark jacket, dark jeans and was carrying a white messenger bag slung on his left shoulder along and a backpack. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the individual or about this crime is asked to Cst. Mike Leggett in District 1 at 403-567-6100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: tttTIPS.com
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. Best Buy video monitor theft.

2. Sobeys food court purse theft.

3. Liquor Depot alcohol theft (1).

4. Liquor Depot alcohol theft (2).

5. Memory Express computer cable theft.

6. Liquor Depot alcohol theft (3).

7. Credit card fraud.