The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a string of armed robberies in St. John's on March 31 and April 1.
Police have also released images of the suspect's vehicle.
Around 4:30 a.m. on March 31, police were called to a robbery at a service station on Torbay Road in St. John’s. A man had entered the business and demanded cash and cigarettes, fleeing on foot afterwards.
The next day, April 1, at approximately 4:45 a.m., another robbery in St. John’s occurred at a gas station on Elizabeth Avenue. A man entered the store demanding cash and cigarettes and ran after getting them. Thirty-five minutes later, a man entered a service station on Stavanger Drive and allegedly took out a weapon while demanding cash and cigarettes, again fleeing the area on foot after getting what he wanted.
A short time after that, officers were called to an armed robbery at a service station on Portugal Cove Road. The suspect presented an alleged weapon while demanding cash and cigarettes then fled the area.
Police described the suspect as a male in his thirties with short, messy black hair, stubble and standing 5-9 with an average build. He was wearing a black and grey Adidas windbreaker jacket, dark jeans, brown shoes, and a multi-coloured fabric face mask.
As for the vehicle, the RNC believe it to be a 2014-2018 four-door Kia Forte sedan, equipped with high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, as seen in photos they released.
The RNC is asking anyone with information or footage from closed-circuit TV, dash camera or cell phones to contact the department at 709-729-8000.
Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided at nlcrimestoppers.com.