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Assist to ID suspect who stole from woman in a wheelchair

For Immediate Release:11-Oct-2017 @ 2:34 PM
MRU #:17R127

The Edmonton Police Service is asking the public to help identify a suspect after he allegedly stole a cell phone from woman in a wheelchair.

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, a woman who was waiting for a DATS bus around 7 a.m. reported that a male suspect approached her in the area of 16 Avenue and 48 Street. He asked to borrow her cell phone to call his grandmother. When the woman reluctantly handed him the cell phone, the suspect ran away with it.


The suspect is described as a Caucasian or Indigenous male, in his 20s. He is about 5’10” tall and weighs about 190 lbs.


Police are releasing photos and video of the suspect and are asking the public to help identify him.




Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.


Please contact Noreen Remtulla at (780) 421-3552 for more information.

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