Woman foils attempted armed carjacking at Calgary mall by driving away

Calgary police continue to look for suspects in mall robberies
WATCH ABOVE: Calgary police are looking for two men, after some terrifying moments at one of Calgary’s busiest shopping centres. Global’s Mia Sosiak reports.

Calgary police are investigating an attempted carjacking at Marlborough Mall on Tuesday.

A woman told police she was inside her vehicle in the mall’s parking lot at around 11:30 p.m. when a man approached her to ask for the time.

“When she refused to speak to them, one of the men revealed a handgun while the other attempted to open her door,” a Wednesday news release said. “The woman drove away before they were able to enter her car.”

The suspects are described as:

  • Male approximately 6’2″ tall with a slim build, wearing camouflage pants, a camouflage jacket and a hoodie.
  • Male approximately 5’11” tall with a medium build, wearing a black and navy blue hoodie, glasses.

On Wednesday, police confirmed they believe the incident is likely connected to two armed robberies at Chinook Centre just an hour earlier.

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“Based upon the description, we believe that they are the same perpetrators,” Staff Sgt. Steve Lorne said.

In a statement sent to Global News via email, Marlborough Mall said the incident is “currently being investigated by Calgary Police Service.”

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

Watch below: Two robberies and a carjacking at mall parking lots on Tuesday has put some Calgary Christmas shoppers on edge. Global’s Bindu Suri explains what police are doing to make sure consumers feel safe, with tips on what you can do to avoid being a target. Dec. 15.

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