Police are investigating a pair of recent robberies where the description of the two female muggers and their vicious tactics are very similar.

Late Thursday night, in the posh south-side Riverbend neighbourhood, a female pedestrian was approached by suspects matching the description of the two women.

The woman was walking home on Riverbend Road near 52 Avenue when she was attacked, held down, punched and kicked. The muggers stole her wallet and $500 cash. They fled on foot.


The first suspect is described as an aboriginal woman around 25 years old, 5-foot-4, with a thin build and long, dark hair. The second woman is described as Caucasian, around the same age and height, overweight, with long black hair.

Earlier Thursday, a 29-year-old woman was viciously attacked outside a downtown convenience store near 104 Street and 107 Avenue. Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the victim was walking through the parking lot of the store when she was approached by two women who demanded cash. They knocked her to the ground, punched and kicked her, and slashed her on the hand with a knife.

The muggers fled on foot. They were described as a thin aboriginal woman and an overweight Caucasian woman, both in their 20s.