City cops are on the hunt for a woman who robbed three southeast city businesses in less than an hour.


The female suspect began her quick crime spree at 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Neighbours Kitchen, 2083 146 Ave. S.E., when she entered the ice cream and pizza parlour and demanded money. Police say the same woman then robbed the Queensland Liquor, 950 Canyon Meadows Dr., about 20 minutes later.


Fifteen minutes later, the woman approached a clerk outside the Husky gas station at 1071 Canyon Meadows Dr. and demanded cash.


In the first two robberies, the woman approached the counter and passed a note demanding money and indicated she had an accomplice waiting outside.


District 8 Det. Shane Macdonald said it’s strange to see a female suspect responsible for a string of robberies.

“It’s out of the ordinary to see a female commit this type of violent crime. But as Calgary grows, so does the frequency and variation of crimes like this,” Macdonald said, adding police have a solid description of the woman.

She’s described as Caucasian, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9, between 35 and 40 years old. Police say she was wearing beige shorts with wide-hem front pockets, a dark tank top, white running shoes, white and blue cloth gloves, a ball cap and a multi-coloured paisley scarf hiding her face.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call 266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.