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.