Thieves target Women In Need Society three times

WATCH ABOVE: Surveillance video captures the offenders responsible for the break-ins.

Calgary police are investigating are series of break-ins connected to a charitable organization.

Police say at about 6:20 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 27, three people forced their way into the Women In Need Society (WINS) location at 3525 26 Ave. S.E., by prying open a man door.

They say once inside, the offenders entered several offices and stole a safe, as well as cash and keys to other WINS buildings.

The next day, at approximately 5 a.m., the WINS thrift store at 6432 Bowness Rd. N.W., was broken into using the keys stolen from the safe.

Nothing was taken during the break in.

About an hour later, another WINS location at 2907 Richmond Rd. S.W., was also illegally entered using keys taken from the initial incident.

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Police say an undisclosed amount cash was taken from this location.

They believe the same suspects are responsible for all three break-ins.


  • The first suspect is Caucasian, approximately 5’4” tall. The person was wearing a grey hoodie, a black bandana over their face, black sweatpants with three white stripes down the side, black shoes and black-and-white gloves.
  • The second suspect is Caucasian, approximately 6’ tall. The person was wearing a blue, black and grey winter jacket with the hood up, a black bandana covering their face, grey pants, black gloves and black shoes.
  • The third suspect is Caucasian, approximately 6’ tall, wearing a black jacket with a grey hoodie with the hood up, a black balaclava covering their face, blue jeans and grey shoes.

Surveillance video and photos captured during the break in are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Police are asking anyone with information about any of the break-ins to call them or Crimestoppers.