Police looking for suspect after series of knifepoint robberies in downtown Calgary

Calgary police are looking for a man involved in a series of personal robberies over the past two days.

On Monday and Tuesday between 2 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., six robberies happened in the downtown core.

Each time, a man approached a woman, showed a knife and robbed the victim of their cash, wallet or purse, according to police.

The incidents have been on downtown LRT platforms or along 8 Avenue S.W., with one incident in the Beltline near 12 Avenue and 11 Street S.W.

Police described the suspect as a man of average height with a slim build. In each incident, he wore dark clothing, had his head covered and wore a surgical mask or red bandana over his face.

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Officers advise you to call 911 if approached by the man.

Police want to speak to anyone who might have information about the suspect: call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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