On Thursday, Feb. 7, Winnipeg police were called to four separate robberies in the downtown area.

Around 12:30 p.m., a man armed with a weapon robbed a hair salon in the 500 block of Bannatyne St. At 3:45 p.m., a grocery store in the 600 block of William Ave. was hit.  A short time later, the suspect moved on to another grocery store in the 400 block of William Ave.  At 5:15 p.m., an armed man robbed a grocery store in the 100 block of Isabel St.

The suspect made off with cash and cigarettes, but no one was injured.

Police believe the same person is responsible for all four robberies.  The male suspect is described as white, between 35 and 50 years old, and 5’6” – 5’8” tall with an average build.  He had short salt and pepper hair, and a moustache and goatee.

Anyone with information to help the Major Crimes Unit with this investigation is asked to call (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-8477.