Canada-wide warrant issued for Birks robbery suspect

Police issued Canada-wide warrant for Muhidiin Ahmed Farah who is a suspect in a Birks jewellery store robbery in Saskatoon. Supplied / Saskatoon Police Service

SASKATOON – A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a suspect in a Saskatoon jewellery store robbery.

The robbery happened on Feb. 1 when four men brandishing crowbars entered the Birks store in downtown Saskatoon and smashed display cases before taking off with a large quantity of Rolex watches and other jewellery.

Ninety minutes later, their getaway vehicle was found on fire in the area of Bottomley Avenue and Osler Street.

A search of an east-side apartment turned up some of the clothing worn during the robbery.

Police issued the warrant for Muhidiin Ahmed Farah, 28, who is originally from Montreal, after he was identified through video surveillance from Birks and at the east-side apartment building.

Watch the video below: thieves smash display cases at Birks before making off with watches and jewellery

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Farah is of African American descent, 6’0”, 174 pounds with brown hair and eyes. He is wanted for armed robbery, wearing a disguise in the commission of a crime, conspiracy to commit arson and breach of an undertaking out of Montreal.

Anyone with information is asked to call Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Three suspects in the Birks jewellery store robbery in Saskatoon on Feb. 1, 2014. Supplied / Saskatoon Police Service

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