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Edmonton police looking for robbery suspect who targeted gas station and family at grocery store

Police are looking for information about a suspect who allegedly robbed a fuel station at gun point in January 2020. Edmonton Police Service

Edmonton police are asking for help identifying a man who allegedly robbed a gas station and may have later targeted a family in late January.

On Jan. 21 around 8 p.m., police were called to a gas station at 90 Street and 25 Avenue SW where employees said a man had robbed the store at gunpoint.

Police said a man pointed a gun at the employee, shot the area of shelving behind the cash register, stole some merchandise and fled in a silver vehicle.

Later that same evening, a personal robbery was reported in a parking lot of a grocery store at 90 Street and 25 Avenue SW around 9 p.m. A family was loading their car with groceries when a man approached and stole a purse from one of the adults in the family.

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Police said there were no injuries at either incident, but its believed they are related and may involve the same suspect.

According to police, the suspect stands between 5-8 and six feet tall with dark hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing blue jeans, a black zip hoodie, a black ball cap and black and white sneakers.

He was driving a Chevrolet Aveo with tinted rear windows with damage to the top and side of the trunk.

The suspect fled in a four-door silver Chevrolet Aveo. Edmonton Police Service

Anyone with information should call Edmonton police at 780-423-4567, or tips can be submitted to anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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