Ottawa: robbery of another elderly female in Carlingwood area

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The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance with the identity of a male suspect responsible for the robbery of another elderly female in the same area as the previous two robberies.

On May 20, 2014, a female victim, age 85, was walking along Iroquois Rd. at approximately 2:00 pm. The victim uses a walker to assist her. As the victim turned onto Haymarket St. from Iroquois Rd., the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her purse.   The suspect fled through a parking garage at the Carlingwood Mall. The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 5’10” (178 cm) tall, thin build, with short dark hair. He was wearing a black shirt and black pants at the time.

This is the third similar incident in this area, which the Robbery Unit believes are likely linked. The Ottawa Police Service is asking people in this area to be vigilant as the investigation progresses. In one previous incident the suspect used a bicycle. Investigators are seeking any information from the public on a possible suspect in these robberies.

Anyone with information with respect to either of these incidents, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).You can follow us on facebook, youtube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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