Lake Louise RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a carjacking suspect.

The offence took place on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:10 a.m. at a gas station in Lake Louise.

The victim was filling her vehicle when she was approached by the suspect who asked for cash and of which the victim had none. The suspect then produced an edged weapon, pulled the victim out of the vehicle, and took off in it. The victim was not injured. 

The suspect is described as a light-complexioned man, with dark grey scruffy facial hair, approximately 40 to 50 years old. He was wearing a beanie-style hat, a dark coat with a hood, blue jeans, and dark coloured shoes with white soles. The suspect had a disheveled appearance, possibly under the influence of drugs.

The stolen vehicle is a dark grey 2009 Ford Escape with black steel wheels no hubcaps and a broken rear wiper with an Alberta license plate, CML 9437.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or the location of the stolen vehicle is asked to contact Lake Louise RCMP at 403-522-3812 or your local detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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