Calgary police are asking for public assistance in locating a 31-year-old man wanted in connection to an early November car crash involving a stolen vehicle which escalated into the brandishing of a firearm at a local business.

On the afternoon of November 5, a collision occurred at the intersection of 130 Ave. and 48 St. S.E. The lone occupant of one of the vehicles, removed two bags from the vehicle, and fled the crash scene on foot.

The male suspect entered a nearby Walmart location and attempted to leave the building through an alarmed exit. An alarm sounded and three of the store’s employees confronted the man.

According to police, the suspect pulled what appeared to be a handgun out of one of the bag’s and pointed it at the Walmart staff members and a witness. The man left the building on foot.

Police have determined the vacated vehicle had been stolen.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Brian Robert Blais of Calgary.

Blais is described as :

  • A Caucasian male
  • Approximately 173 cm (5’8”) tall
  • Weighing 82 kg (180 lbs)
  • Having a medium build
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Having the letters ‘BRB’ tattooed on the back of his neck

Blais is wanted on the following charges in connection to the events of November 5, 2014:

  • Assault with a weapon (four counts)
  • Pointing a firearm (four counts)
  • Breach of probation (two counts)
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Hit and run
  • Breach of a weapons prohibition

Anyone with information about Brian Robert Blais’ current whereabouts is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service, 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers