Suspects sought in numerous convenience store robberies

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The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance to identify two suspects in a series of recent convenience store robberies.

Between January 9 to 13, 2017, a series of four convenience store robberies has occurred across the city:

  • January 9, 1:45 am at the 1000 block of Merivale Road
  • January 10, 4:55 am at the 2000 block of Montreal Road
  • January 12, 1:10 am at the 1000 block of Pleasant Park Road
  • January 13, 6:10 am at the 1000 block of Merivale Road

On each occasion, a demand was made for cash and/or cigarettes by the same suspect. On multiple occasions, a second suspect was seen. That suspect remained by the door and is believed to have kept watch. To date there have been no injuries. On one occasion a knife was brandished, and on another, a bottle.

The suspects are described as follows:

#1-Black male, early 20s, medium height, thin to medium build, dark longer curly hair. He has been noted to wear a black coat, with a fur-lined hood, a grey hooded jacket underneath, grey pants with white vertical stripes up the legs, tan coloured boots (images attached.)

#2-Male, 30’s, dark complexion, medium height, larger build (image attached.)

Anyone with information regarding these robberies, these suspects, or any other robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116.

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