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Police looking for suspect after series of knifepoint robberies in downtown Calgary

Calgary police released these images of the person they believe may be responsible for robbing several people downtown Calgary on Monday, May 10, 2021, and Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Calgary Police Service

Calgary police have released photos of a man they believe robbed several people in the city’s downtown core last week.

Police said nine robberies or attempted robberies with similar circumstances and suspect descriptions happened between Monday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 12.

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Each time, a man approached a woman, showed a knife and robbed the victim of their cash, wallet or purse, according to police.

The incidents happened on downtown LRT platforms or along 8 Avenue S.W., with one incident in the Beltline near 12 Avenue and 11 Street S.W.

Police describe the suspect as being in his early 20s with a slim build and about five foot six inches tall. They said he has “distinctive light blue to grey eyes.”

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Calgary police released these images of the person they believe may be responsible for robbing several people downtown Calgary on Monday, May 10, 2021, and Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Calgary Police Service

“During the robberies, he was wearing dark clothing with his face and head covered,” police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the Calgary Police Service’s non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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