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Police trying to identify suspect in cell phone theft
EPS released stills taken from surveillance footage showing a suspect believed to have stolen a cell phone from a woman in the area of 16 Ave. and 48 St. early Wednesday, October 4. Supplied.
Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 4:02PM MDT
Edmonton Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who investigators believe took a cell phone belonging to a woman who was waiting for a DATS bus earlier in the month.
Police said on Wednesday, October 4, a woman in a wheelchair who was waiting for a DATS bus in the area of 16 Avenue and 48 Street at about 7 a.m. reported a male had approached her and asked to borrow her cell phone, saying he wanted to call his grandmother.
EPS said the woman handed him the phone, reluctantly, and the suspect ran away with it.
Police said the suspect was described as a Caucasian or indigenous male, believed to be in his 20s. The suspect is believed to be about 177 cm (5’10”) tall, and weighs about 86 kg (190 lbs).
Police released photos and video of the suspect in an effort to help identify him.
Anyone with details that could help police identify the suspect is asked to call the Edmonton Police Service non-emergency line at 780-4234567 or #377 on a mobile phone.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).