Suspect to be identified in a theft of a cell phone

IDENTIFIED: The Ottawa Police Service West Criminal Investigations Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who stole a cell phone during an internet sales transaction.

On March 23rd, 2019, the victim met the suspect, in the 1800 block of Baseline Rd, to sell their cell phone. They had arranged the sale over an internet sales platform. The suspect asked to see the cell phone and then fled the area with the phone, without paying the victim. Please see the photos below provided by the victim.

If you know the identity of the individual call the Ottawa Police Service West Criminal Investigations Unit (613) 236-1222 Ext 2666 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.