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Police investigate mugging in Cold Lake

Police are looking for the public’s help to identify a male suspect who allegedly mugged a pedestrian just after 12 p.m. on April 5 in the area of 55 St. and 48 Ave in Cold Lake.
Suspect sketch
A forensic composite sketch of suspect connected to an assault and robbery that took place in Cold Lake on April 5.

UPDATE: Cold Lake RCMP had released further details in relation to an alleged assault and robbery that occurred on April 5, in Cold Lake.

Since police first released details of the assault, new descriptions of the suspect including a forensic composite sketch were released on May 9.

The suspect is described as having a medium complexion with a dark coloured beard and moustache.

At the time of the assault the perpetrator was wearing a black toque, "very dark" sunglasses and a heavy black winter coat.

COLD LAKE – Police are looking to identify a male suspect who allegedly mugged a pedestrian just after 12 p.m. on April 5 in the area of 55 St. and 48 Ave in Cold Lake. 

While walking on 48 Ave. a pedestrian was reportedly stopped by an unknown man demanding money. When the person declined, he was physically assaulted by the man unknown to him, according to a press release from RCMP. 

The alleged assault took place between the hours of 12:10 and 12:30 p.m. on Monday. 

Cold Lake RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed the assault or has video footage to help identify the suspect. 

The male suspect is described as having a medium complexion with a slim or lean build. He is approximately 5ft. 10in. 

At the time of the altercation, the suspect was wearing dark boots or shoes, a dark heavy coat, black toque and sunglasses. He was also wearing dark pants that were described as “thicker than jeans, but not snow pants.” 

The suspect was reportedly wobbling on his feet and slurring words.

Anyone with information can contact the Cold Lake RCMP at 780-594-3302. 

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).