Suspect sought in retail robbery on Rideau Street

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

On January 9, 2017, at approximately 11:15pm, a lone male suspect entered a convenience store situated along the 100 block of Rideau Street. The suspect produced a knife and made 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 Caucasian male, 25-30 years old, with brown facial hair. At the time, he wore a grey winter jacket, a grey hooded sweater and a red t-shirt (see pictures).

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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