Police are searching for a suspect believed responsible for more than a dozen break-ins at Calgary pharmacies in recent weeks.
Between Jan. 21 and March 5, someone smashed their way through a glass door or window at 13 pharmacies in an effort to steal cash and drugs.
Police believe the same man was behind each of the thefts and that he had an accomplice helping him during at least one.
The suspect is described as white with a slim build. He was wearing dark-coloured clothing with a hood or a hat pulled over his face and was wearing an aircast on his right leg at the end of February, but wasnt wearing it in the most recent break-ins.
A vehicle, possible a silver Ford Focus, was used in multiple offences.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Investigators with the Calgary Police Service are turning to the public for help with their effort to identify a suspect believed responsible for at least 13 pharmacy break-ins in the span of just over six weeks.
According to police, the suspect has gained access to stores in northeast and southeast Calgary outside of business hours by smashing his way through windows or doors. Once inside, the offender proceeded to the pharmacy counter where he targeted cash and narcotics.
The first in the string of reported break-ins occurred on Sunday, January 21 and the most recent was on Monday, March 5.
Police believe one person is responsible for the 13 break-ins but the offender had an accomplice during the February 16 break-in at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in the 2600 block of 36 Street N.E.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male with a slim build. During the break-ins that occurred in late February, the offender was wearing an Aircast walking boot on his right leg. During the most recent offences, the suspect is without the cast.
Investigators believe the suspect arrived at the pharmacies in a silver Ford Focus or a car of a similar make or model.
Police have released surveillance video and stills of the suspect. Anyone who recognizes the offender or has information regarding the break-ins is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or anonymous tips may be submitted to Crime Stoppers.
Surveillance camera stills of the suspect in 13 pharmacy break-ins in Calgary that occurred between January 21 and March 5, 2018 (CPS)
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