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Calgary police lay charges after string of commercial robberies

Calgary Police Service's headquarters building in Calgary, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY — Calgary police have laid charges after several gas stations and convenience stores were robbed over the last month.

On July 10, police responded to a pair of gas station robberies that took place within minutes of each other in the northeast.

Around 1 a.m., an Esso located along 52 Street N.E., and a Petro Canada along Falconridge Drive N.E. were targetted. After the incidents, police increased patrols in the area in an attempt to find the offenders.

Around 15 minutes after the initial robberies, an officer saw a suspect fleeing a Circle K, located along Coral Springs Boulevard N.E., and entering a waiting car that was driven by a woman.


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The officer tracked the car to a home located along Radcliffe Drive S.E. and took the man and woman into custody.

Police learned the pair had also committed a robbery at the Circle K the man was seen fleeing from.

Christopher Daniel Pictin, 29, and Jessica Ann Marie Gregory, 35, have both been charged with three counts of robbery.

Additional charges are expected in relation to the previous robberies that took place from June 7 to July 7.