Sechelt, B.C. Man charged with robbery and police impersonation in Calgary

Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary Police Service has officially charged a man in connection with multiple robberies that occurred in Calgary.

Between Saturday, March 25, 2017, and Monday, June 5, 2017, it is alleged that a man met three different women online with the intent to rob them. In each instance, when the victim and man met in person, he falsely identified himself as a police officer and told the victims they were under arrest for various offences. He then produced a false search warrant in an attempt to gain compliance and made efforts to restrain the women.

The offender wore a black vest that said “POLICE” in large letters underneath a jacket and in the most recent offence, it is believed he was wearing a belt that was holding a flashlight, baton and gun.

Investigators believe that the same offender committed similar offences in other Canadian cities and was arrested earlier this week in British Columbia.

Offender has been arrested.
Offender has been arrested.

Asif Ali CHOUDHRY, 33, of Sechelt, B.C., has been charged by way of warrants with two counts of robbery and three counts each of forcible confinement and police impersonation. CHOUDHRY is currently in custody in B.C., and will be transported to Alberta later this week to face his charges.

Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance with this investigation.

Case #17232660/4252

Previous police reports from this case:

Calgary Police releasing additional photos to identify robbery suspect believed to be impersonating a police officer

Calgary Police Service

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