On Saturday, April 13, at approximately 3:20pm, a male suspect attended a store in the 1 to 100 block of Rideau Street and selected a Nike track suit off the rack.
The male carried it to the exit door and when he was approached by the Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) about not paying for it, he pulled a yellow box cutter from his pocket and extended the blade. He then left the store on foot. No injuries were reported.
The suspect is described as a white male, late 20s, medium build, short brown hair, wearing a black ball cap, and a black hoodie and jeans. (view pictures)
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the 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.