On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at approximately 8 p.m. Southeast Division officers responded to the report of a robbery at a fuel station in the area of 90 Street and 25 Avenue SW. It was reported to police that an unknown male entered the fuel station, pointed a gun at the employee working at the cash register and then discharged the firearm into the shelving behind the employee. The male then reportedly stole some merchandise, exited the store and fled the area in a small silver vehicle. The employee did not report any injuries.
At approximately 9 p.m. the same evening, officers were called to a personal robbery in the parking lot of a grocery store in the area of 97 Street and 23 Avenue. It was reported to police that a family was loading groceries into their vehicle when they were approached by an unknown male. The male reportedly stole a purse from an adult family member and then also fled the area in a small silver vehicle. The citizen did not report any injuries.
Investigators believe the two incidents are related and may involve the same suspect. As a result, they are releasing photos and a sketch with the hope that someone may recognize the suspect or the vehicle.
The suspect is described as a 5’8” to 6’0” tall male with dark hair. The male was reportedly wearing blue jeans, a black zip hoodie, a black ball cap and black and white sneakers.
Robbery suspect sketch
The vehicle is described as a 2004-2007 four-door silver Chevrolet Aveo with tinted rear windows and damage to the top facing left side of the trunk and rear facing right side of the trunk.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the vehicle 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.p3tips.com/250.