Suspects sought in jewellery store robbery

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The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects responsible in a recent robbery of a south end jewellery store.

On January 16, 2017, at approximately 4:20 pm, a number of suspects attended a jewellery store situated along the 1700 block of Bank Street. One suspect initially entered, gained access, and then appears to have held the door open for three fully disguised suspects who followed. That initial suspect then turned and left the premises. The three suspects, carrying large hammers, proceeded to smash a number of the display cases and made off with a quantity of varied jewellery. One of the suspects carried an aerosol can, which he discharged and lit with a small torch. There were no injuries.

The suspects are described as follows (images attached):

Suspect #1, who initially enters, is described as being a male, Middle Eastern descent, short dark hair, some facial hair, having a dark moustache, a short beard and a pinch between his lower lip and chin.  He wore dark sunglasses, a large watch on right wrist, a winter coat with large fur trim hood, dark pants and shoes.

Suspect # 2 was masked.  He wore a dark light weight Adidas jacket, with dark green stripes on sleeves, with a hood up, black shoes, black gloves, white socks. He carried a large duffel bag, black or grey.

Suspect # 3 was masked.  He is described as being a light-skinned male. He wore grey track pants, with a black thick stripe on lower portion of the outer pant leg near the ankle, black gloves and black shoes.  He carried a black and grey knapsack.

Suspect #4 was masked. He is described as a light skinned male. He wore black sweatpants with a white stripe down the leg, a red/black jacket with a hood, black gloves. He carried a red Goodlife bag.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, these suspects, or any robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116.

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