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.