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Robber targets southwest Edmonton restaurants, gas stations
Edmonton police are looking for this man they believe is responsible for a series of robberies in southwest Edmonton. Supplied
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:01PM MDT
Edmonton police are looking for a man they believe is responsible for a string of robberies.
Police said the man targeted fast food or take-out restaurants, and gas stations across southwest Edmonton.
The robber would enter the business, either order food or say he is there to pick up food, before threatening staff with a weapon and demanding cash and cigarettes, EPS said.
Investigators said the thefts happened between February 24 and April 9, and typically between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The incidents took place near Ellerslie Road, 111 Street, Saddleback Road, Gateway Boulevard and 53 Avenue.
The suspect is described as:
- Heavy set Caucasian or Hispanic man
- 30-45 years old
- 175-183 cm (5’9” to 6’0”)
- Wore dark-coloured baseball cap, dark blue hoody, sweat pants and dark shoes
Anyone with information is asked to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.