Suspect sought multiple bank robberies

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(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a series of recent bank robberies and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible.

The Robbery Unit is investigating a series of bank robberies that have occurred since November 6, 2017:

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 2:05 pm – 1400 block of Carling Avenue
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:00 am – 2700 block of Alta Vista Drive
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 1600 block of Montreal Road
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm – 1600 block of Montreal Road
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm – 1500 block of Bank Street
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm – 4300 block of Innes Road

In each instance, a lone suspect entered the bank and made a verbal demand for cash. The suspect has been making very deliberate efforts to conceal his identity. At the first robbery on November 17, the suspect fled empty-handed. At the second robbery on that date, the suspect, for the first time, displayed a knife. In five of the six robberies, the suspect fled with undisclosed quantities of cash. The suspect may have had a vehicle, and possibly a driver, waiting at each robbery.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 5’8- 5’10” (173 cm – 178 cm), approximately mid-twenties, fair complexion, light coloured facial hair, possibly reddish. (view pictures)

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.