Suspect sought for drugstore robberies

30 May
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Suspect sought for drugstore robberies

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The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the recent robberies of two Bank Street drugstores and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible.

On May 21, 2017, at approximately 9:50 pm, a lone suspect entered a drug store situated along the 400 block of Bank Street. The suspect approached a cashier and produced a note making a demand for money. The suspect indicated he was armed though no weapon was seen. The suspect fled the premises empty-handed. There were no injuries.

A short time later, the same suspect entered a drug store situated along the 700 block of Bank Street. The suspect approached a cashier and produced a note making a demand for money. The suspect indicated he was armed though no weapon was seen. The suspect fled the premises with an undisclosed quantity of cash. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, 40-50 years, medium build. At the time, he was wearing a burgundy shirt, a blue baseball cap with a grey peak, grey pants, black shoes, and black-framed glasses.

Please see photos below provided by investigators.

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.