Suspects to identify in personal robbery /swarming

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying 2 suspects involved in a personal robbery, which occurred on August 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm, in downtown Ottawa.

On August 21st 2018 at 5:06 pm, a young male was walking in the area of the 100 Block of Rideau Street when he was attacked from behind. The victim was put in a bear hug from behind and slammed onto the ground. The suspects stole a cellphone and attempted to steal the victim’s backpack. A 3rd suspect, who is a minor, was arrested shortly afterward.

The first suspect is described as:

Black male, 20 years old, medium length curly hair, wearing a black windbreaker, black t-shirt, green pants and white running shoes (see picture.)

The second suspect is described as:

Black male, 20 years old, wearing a black hoodie, red backpack, black Adidas pants and black shoes. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS). Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.