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Police seek public’s assistance in locating personal robbery suspect believed to be targeting women

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Police seek public’s assistance in locating personal robbery suspect believed to be targeting women

The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect, in connection with four recent personal robberies involving women.

In all four incidents, the complainants were either waiting for public transit or just departing public transit in southeast or southwest Edmonton.

The four incidents took place:

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 @ 6:45 p.m. – A 78-yr-old woman was approached in the area of 25 Avenue and 109 Street, where she was assaulted and had her purse stolen.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 @ 5:15 p.m. – A 65-yr-old woman was approached in the area of 57 Avenue and 111 Street, where she was assaulted and her purse stolen.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 @ 5:25 p.m. – A 58-yr-old woman was approached in the area of 51 Avenue and 111 Street (Southgate Terminal), where she was assaulted and had her purse stolen.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 @ 8:40 p.m. – A 54-yr-old woman was approached in the area of the Lakewood Road transit terminal, where she was assaulted and had her purse stolen.

The complainants were only able to provide police with a general description of their assailant. The suspect is described as being a male believed to be in his 20s, thin build, who was wearing dark clothing at the time of the robberies.

Anyone with information about these incidents should contact EPS by calling 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.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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