Police arrest suspect following armed robberies in Erin Woods and Cranston
Surveillance camera still of the suspect in a July 9 armed robbery in Erin Woods (supplied)
Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:19PM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:22PM MDT
The Calgary Police Service confirms Calvin O'Brien, the suspect in two Tuesday morning armed robberies in southeast Calgary, was arrested Wednesday at a location outside Calgary city limits.
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The Calgary Police Service is asking for tips from the public as they attempt to apprehend a man in connection with two Tuesday morning robberies.
According to police, a man brandishing a shotgun entered a restaurant in the 400 block of Erin Woods Drive Southeast at approximately 10 a.m. The suspect demanded money from an employee and, after the server complied, he fled with the cash.
Investigators believe the man was also responsible for a similar Tuesday morning robbery at a gas station in the 300 block of Cranston Road S.E.
Police have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Calvin O'Brien of Calgary and warrants have been issued for his arrest.
O'Brien is described as:
- Approximately 173 cm (5'8") tall
- Having a medium build
- Having black hair and hazel eyes
Charges are pending against O'Brien including:
- Robbery with a restricted or prohibited firearm
- Possession of an imitation weapon for dangerous purposes
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Pointing a firearm
- Breaching a recognizance (three counts)
Anyone with information regarding O'Brien's current whereabouts is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or anonymous tips may be submitted to Crime Stoppers.