Winnipeg police have put out a call for help catching a suspect in a string of armed robberies mainly targeting hotels.

The robberies began around the end of July, police said. A suspect, armed with bear spray or a handgun, is linked to 12 robberies at various establishments.

The suspect is described as a white man, between 30 and 40 years old, wearing a variety of clothes as disguises.

Anyone with information can contact police at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 786-TIPS (8477).