Police release pictures of suspect wanted in string of downtown Calgary robberies

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Police are looking for this man in connection with a string of armed robberies of people on downtown streets last week. (Calgary Police Service - image credit)
Police are looking for this man in connection with a string of armed robberies of people on downtown streets last week. (Calgary Police Service - image credit)

Calgary police have released surveillance images of a suspect after several people were robbed on the street by an armed man in the downtown core last week.

Police say nine robberies or attempted robberies happened from May 10 to May 12 in the core, mostly on the LRT platforms or along Eighth Avenue S.W. One incident happened in the Beltline near 12th Avenue and 11th Street S.W.

"In each instance, a man approaches a female victim, shows a knife and then robs the victim of cash, their wallet or their purse," police said in a release.

The culprit has been described as being in his early 20s, five foot six to five foot seven with a slim build and distinctive light blue to grey eyes.

He was wearing dark clothing with his face and head covered during the robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers.

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