Suspects sought in downtown swarming


UPDATE: Suspects turned themselves in.


The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a recent swarming and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the female suspects responsible.

On May 20, 2017, at approximately 2:15 pm, a female victim was approached by two female suspects along the 0-100 block of George Street. The two suspects began harassing the victim and following her. One of the suspects then grabbed the victim’s purse and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the contents of the purse spilled onto the ground and the suspects then grabbed the victim’s phone and fled. There were no injuries.

The suspects are described as follows:

#1-black female, approximately 25 years, approximately 5’10″(178 cm), slim, long curly hair, wearing a tube-top and shorts

#2-black female, shorter, had longer hair with red colouring.

Please see photos below provided by investigators.

If you know the identity of the individuals call The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit (613) 236-1222 Ext 5116 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.