Police release photos of suspected thief
Calgary police suspect this man is responsible for stealing wallets from female drivers stopped with flat tires.
Published Friday, August 10, 2012 9:52AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, August 10, 2012 10:43AM MDT
The Calgary Police have released surveillance photos of a man they suspect could be behind a series of thefts from female drivers.
Last week, four similar incidents have been reported to police where a man stops to help women in distress.
In the incident, he asks them to put pressure on the hole in the tire while he goes to retrieve something from his own car.
At that point, the man leaves the scene and the victim learns their wallet has been stolen.
The incidents have occurred all over Calgary:
- Monday, July 30, 2012, at approximately 1 p.m. in the 5100 block of 126 Ave. S.E.
- Monday, July 30, 2012, at approximately 4 p.m. in the 16300 block of Somercrest St. S.W.
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at approximately 12:50 p.m. in the 9800 block of Macleod Trail South
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012, just after 4:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of 32 Ave. N.E.
The suspect is described as:
- 30-40 years old
- medium or tanned skin
- possibly Hispanic or East Indian
- black hair
- brown eyes
Police believe he may be using a gray car and has been seen wearing an orange reflective safety vest.
Anyone with information relating to this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using one of the following methods:
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637