Suspicious grocery store hugger ID'ed by police

Winnipeg police are looking for a man accused of prying personal information from elderly customers at Winnipeg grocery stores last month.

An arrest warrant was issued for Marcel Albert Paul, 50, for robbery Wednesday.

Between March 11 and March 31, police allege he approached three elderly shoppers and began asking questions of a personal nature.

The victims say he acted overly friendly — hugging and pretending to know them — while gaining personal information about them.

Anyone with information can contact police at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Police say Paul is about six-foot-two and weighs about 300 pounds.