Suspect sought for commercial break and enters

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The Ottawa Police Service is investigating three commercial break and enters. The Break and Enter Unit and Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible.

On October 7, 2017, at approximately 3:16 am, a suspect unlawfully entered a commercial premise situated along the 1000 block of St. Laurent Boulevard by throwing a rock through the storefront window.

On November 9, 2017, at approximately 2:10 am., the same male smashed the window to another business along the 1000 block of St. Laurent Boulevard.

Finally, on November 15, 2017, at approximately 4:25 am., the suspect targeted another commercial business along the 300 block of Coventry Road. Once again, the suspect broke a window to the business by throwing a rock through a storefront window.

In all three incidents, the suspect targeted the cash register of the involved businesses.

Extensive damage was caused by the suspect during the course of the break and enters to the businesses. There is information that leads investigators to believe that the person responsible resides in the area.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 35-45 years old, medium to heavy build. The male was last seen wearing a red coat with black trimming, and jeans (see attached images.)

Anyone with information relating to these break-ins, or any other break-in, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Break and Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 4533 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.