On Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Southeast Division officers responded to the report of a robbery at a cannabis retailer in the area of 69 Street and 76 Avenue. It was reported to police that an unknown male entered the business and threatened a staff member with a weapon before fleeing the business with cash, cannabis and related products.
Since then, three similar robberies involving the same primary suspect took place at other cannabis retailers across the city, including a retailer in the area of 101 Avenue and 175 Street on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019; a retailer in the area of Mark Messier Trail and Mistatim Way on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019; and, most recently, a retailer in the area of 97 Street and 39 Avenue on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
In each of these cases, the primary suspect male was reportedly accompanied by a different male accomplice and after threatening staff with a weapon, and in some cases assaulting them, cash, cannabis and related products were taken. The suspects then fled the scene.
The primary suspect is described as a 30-year-old white male with dark hair, though he was also noted wearing a blonde wig. The male is also described as wearing designer label clothing that often includes a plaid scarf (pictured) and black converse style shoes with black laces. Photos of the male are included below.
Primary male suspect
Photos of the two other male suspects are also included below.
Anyone with information about the suspects’ identities 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.