Suspect sought in taxi driver robbery

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the December robbery of a taxi driver and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible.

On December 3, 2017, at approximately 3:00 am, the victim, a taxi driver, picked up three persons at a pub along Meadowlands Drive. Once near their destination, the passengers were changing their minds with respect to where they wanted to be dropped. It became apparent to the driver that the circumstances were becoming suspicious and he pulled over to drop the passengers and collect the fare owed. The two rear passengers exited but the front passenger remained. That passenger then threatened to shoot the driver. That suspect ripped the debit machine from the dash, and also took a small quantity of cash from the driver. That suspect was then seen to enter a gas station near Baseline Road/Clyde Avenue.

Police are seeking to identify the suspect, and are today releasing good quality images from the gas station that he entered following the robbery (see images attached.)

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.




Suspect sought in bank robbery on Montreal Road

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

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at approximately 2:15 pm, a lone suspect entered a bank situated along the 300 block of Montreal Road. The suspect produced a note making a demand for cash. The suspect fled the premise after obtaining an undisclosed quantity of money. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, 40-50 years, approximately 5’8” (173 cm), unshaven with a moustache. He also wore prescription glasses (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.




Suspect sought in retail robbery

UPDATE: Suspect identified and charged

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a December retail robbery and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible.

On Sunday, December 10, 2017, at approximately 5:40 pm, a lone suspect entered a convenience store situated along the 300 block of Shakespeare Street. The suspect, who was partly disguised and in possession of a knife, made a demand for cash. The suspect fled the premises after obtaining an undisclosed quantity of money. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, 35-45 years, and wore glasses. He was also wearing a distinctive, multi-coloured coat, blue jeans and a hooded jacket (view pictures.)

If you know the identity of the individual 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.




Suspect sought multiple bank robberies

(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.




Male and female suspects sought in gas station robbery

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a recent robbery at a gas station and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects responsible.

On November 4, 2017, at approximately 7:00 am, a male and female entered a gas station, situated along the 100 block of Montreal Road, and requested cigarettes. When asked for identification, the male became agitated and verbally aggressive. The male suspect then walked to the area behind the counter, took cigarettes, and threatened the clerk when he tried to intervene. The duo then fled the scene. There were no injuries.

The suspects are described as follows:

#1- Male, approximately 30 years, short black hair, slim build, approximately 6’0″ (183 cm)
#2- Female, approximately 30 years, medium build (see images attached.)

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.




Suspects sought in Montreal Road gas station robbery

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the recent robbery of a gas station and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects responsible.

On Monday, October 16, 2017, at approximately 11:20 pm, two suspects entered a gas station situated along the 2000 block of Montreal Road. The suspects produced a note making a demand for cash. The robbery was interrupted when another customer entered and the suspect then fled empty-handed. There were no injuries.

The suspects are described as follows:

#1-Black male, approximately 20 years, slim build, 5’6” – 5’10” (168 cm – 178 cm), no facial hair, wearing a black coat, black pants with white stripes

#2-Black male, approximately 20 years, slim build, approximately 6’0” (183 cm), no facial hair, black hooded jacket, black pants, black shoes or boots. (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.




Suspect sought in bank robbery

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

On October 16, 2017, at approximately 11:20 am, a lone suspect entered a bank situated in a plaza, along the 2700 block of Alta Vista Drive near Bank Street. The suspect produced a note making a demand for cash. The suspect fled the premises with an undisclosed quantity of money. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as being a black male, approximately 25 years, thin face, approximately 6′ tall (183 cm). At the time he was wearing a hooded black and grey sweatshirt with “Old Navy” written on the front, dark pants, possibly with an army fatigue pattern, a baseball cap, gloves, and beige or brown boots (see images attached.)

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.




Suspects sought in a swarming robbery on Rideau Street

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a September swarming that occurred in the market area and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects responsible.

On Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 7:40 pm, the two female victims entered a fast food restaurant situated along the 1-100 block of Rideau Street. The victims encountered a large group of males and females inside, approximately eleven (11) in all, and left the premises. They were followed outside and a dispute escalated to the two victims being assaulted by members of the group. One of the victims had a handbag taken from her during the course of the assault.

A series of photographs of some of the involved suspects are being released, some of which are admittedly of poorer quality, in hopes that some members of the group may be recognized and identified.

If you know the identity of the individuals call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 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.




Suspects sought in taxi driver robbery

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the recent robbery of a taxi driver and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects responsible.

On August 27, 2017, at approximately 6:30 pm, the victim, a taxi driver, picked up a fare along Russell Road, who asked to be taken to Station Boulevard. There, another male was picked up. The duo was then driven to the Herongate area, where the suspects purportedly attempted to obtain cash from a bank ATM. Unsuccessful, the two suspects were driven to the area of Ridgemont High School, where they met a third male who was supposed to pay the fare. Another card was unsuccessfully used in an attempt to pay the fare. At that point, the three suspects grabbed and held the driver, and had cash taken from his pocket. The suspects then fled with the cash. There were no injuries.

The suspects are described as being black males, approximately 18 years of age. An image is being released of one suspect, and a partial image of the second.

See images 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.




Suspects sought in pharmacy robbery

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible for a recent pharmacy robbery.

On August 17, 2017, at approximately 9:30 am, two suspects, disguised in dark clothing, entered a pharmacy situated along the 1700 block of Kilborn Avenue. The suspects proceeded behind the counter, where one suspect proceeded to take filled prescriptions, while the second suspect gained access to the cash register. The suspects fled the premises and had bicycles parked nearby. The bikes were described as being mountain bikes, one black with grey writing, and the other black and red. There were no injuries and no weapons were seen.

The suspects are described as follows (images attached):

# 1 White male, 18-25, approx. 5’6″(168 cm), medium build, dark blue or black hoodie with black zip-up jacket on top, black scarf over nose and mouth, black pants, black shoes, carrying a red reusable grocery style bag with a white maple leaf and the words “One Five Oh”, black gloves.

#2-White male, 18-25, approx. 6′ (183 cm) tall, slim build, dark grey hoodie with black pattern, red logo on left chest, and white writing on rim of hood, with one word reportedly being “power”, black backpack, black scarf covering mouth and nose, black pants, black gloves.

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 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.