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Police seek public’s assistance to ID suspect in connection to three pharmacy robberies

For Immediate Release: 05-Jan-2022 @ 4:46 PM
MRU #: R22R001 

The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect who robbed three pharmacies on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 on the city’s south side.

At approximately 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, Southwest Branch officers responded to the report of a robbery with a weapon at a pharmacy in the neighbourhood of Edgemont.  It was reported to police that a male suspect entered the pharmacy, threatened staff with a firearm, before fleeing the scene on foot with pharmaceuticals. The suspect proceeded northwest to 42 Avenue and 204 Street.

At 6:10 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, Southeast Branch officers responded to a pair of similar robberies involving the same suspect, at pharmacies in Mill Woods and Ottewell.

EPS Robbery Section detectives continue to investigate and are releasing images to the public today in an attempt to identify the suspect.

The suspect is described as a 20 to 30-year-old white male, approximately 6’2” to 6’3” tall, medium build and wearing tan cargo pants, distinctive patterned gloves and a dark and light blue-hooded top.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity and/or these three robberies is asked 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.

A video clip and still image of the suspect can be found here:

Pharmacy robberies suspect

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For media inquiries please contact the EPS Media Relations Unit at
780-421-3551.

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