Suspect sought in Attempt Fraud & Theft

The Ottawa Police Service and Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect involved in a attempt fraud and theft.

On the 17Nov2017 at 14:15hrs a male suspect attempted to cash in a fraudulent check at the Meridian Credit Union at 99 Bank St. Upon refusal, the suspect began to shout, curse, and insult the staff, then grabbed the United Way donation box and stormed out of the premise.

The male suspect is described as a white male in his 50’s, 5ft11, thin build and bald was seen wearing a dark shirt, grey long sleeved zippered sweat shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s at 613-236-1222, 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.

 

 

 




Suspect sought in residential break & enter

UPDATE: Suspect identified.

The Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit and Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect in a residential break & enter.

During afternoon hours on November 15, 2017, suspect entered a residence situated along Saunders Avenue. Entry was evidently gained through an insecure door. The homeowners were present but outside the residence at the time. The suspect(s) made off with a wallet from inside the home. A short time later, a transaction occurred at a store in the Market area, using a card stolen during the break & enter.

The suspect is described as being a male, darker complexion, 25-40 years, medium build, small moustache (see attached images.)

Anyone with information regarding this break & enter, or any other break & enter, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Break & Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, extension 2655 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.




Suspect sought for commercial break and enters

The Ottawa Police Service is investigating three commercial break and enters. The Break and Enter Unit and Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible.

On October 7, 2017, at approximately 3:16 am, a suspect unlawfully entered a commercial premise situated along the 1000 block of St. Laurent Boulevard by throwing a rock through the storefront window.

On November 9, 2017, at approximately 2:10 am., the same male smashed the window to another business along the 1000 block of St. Laurent Boulevard.

Finally, on November 15, 2017, at approximately 4:25 am., the suspect targeted another commercial business along the 300 block of Coventry Road. Once again, the suspect broke a window to the business by throwing a rock through a storefront window.

In all three incidents, the suspect targeted the cash register of the involved businesses.

Extensive damage was caused by the suspect during the course of the break and enters to the businesses. There is information that leads investigators to believe that the person responsible resides in the area.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 35-45 years old, medium to heavy build. The male was last seen wearing a red coat with black trimming, and jeans (see attached images.)

Anyone with information relating to these break-ins, or any other break-in, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Break and Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 4533 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.




Suspect sought in clothing store robbery on Bank St

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible, and a person of interest seen with the suspect.

On Friday, September 15, 2017, at approximately 6:00 pm, a lone male entered a clothing store, situated at 2019 Bank Street, asking for food and water. The male did not initially appear threatening and was seated and was offered water and food. At approximately this time, the male witnessed a cash transaction within the store. The male then advised he had a knife and proceeded to take the cash. The male then calmly walked away. There were no injuries.

A witness reports the suspect interacting with a second male outside the store. His potential involvement is unclear and he is a person of interest at this time.

The suspect is described as being a black male, in his 60’s, grayish beard, with long dreadlocks that were covered with a cap. The person of interest is described as being a black male, bald, heavier build (view pictures.)

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),




ARRESTED Suspect sought in gas station robbery on Rideau

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and CRIME STOPPERS is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible
in a recent gas station robbery.
On October 14, 2017, at approximately 7:00 pm, a lone male suspect entered a gas station situated along the 200 block of Rideau Street. The suspect advised the employee he had a knife. The suspect held one hand in his pocket. The suspect then made a demand for money. A brief struggle occurred before the suspect grabbed an undisclosed quantity of cash and fled the premises. The victim received minor injuries that did not require additional medical attention.

The suspect is male, with a darker complexion, approximately 35-40 years, approximately 6’ (183 cm), well kept, dark brown faux-hawk style hair, short goatee, right handed, English speaking with a slight accent. The suspect may have a tattoo on the right neck, below the ear, and also one on the left upper chest area (view pictures.)

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 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.




Suspect sought in residential break and enter

UPDATE: The Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit has identified the female subject in this investigation.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this break & enter, or any other break & enter, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Break & Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2655. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

The Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit and Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect involved in a recent residential break & enter.

During the daytime hours on August 29, 2017, a suspect entered a home situated along the 1-100 block of Oberon Street. The home was occupied at the time but the occupant was sleeping. A female suspect entered through an unlocked door and made off with a larger flat screen television. The female was seen leaving the home with the television and getting into a taxi. The female suspect was then dropped off in the area of Carling/Broadview.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian female, 30-40 years, approximately 5’4” (163 cm), thin build with shoulder-length dirty blonde hair (view pictures.)

Anyone with information regarding this break & enter, or any other break & enter, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Break & Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2655 or 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.




Suspect sought in convenience store robbery

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible for a recent convenience store robbery.

On August 5, 2017, a lone male suspect, disguised, entered a convenience store situated along the 400 block of Moodie Drive. The suspect brandished a knife and directed the employee to open the register. The suspect fled with a quantity of cash and bus tickets. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 5’6″(168 cm), with a thin build. He was wearing a light green mask, a black hooded jacket, black pants and black shoes (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 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




Crime Alert: Fraudulent “Book your road test” website for Ontario drivers

The Ottawa Police Service has received several public complaints from unsuspecting drivers who attempted to book a road test using a fraudulent website, at this address: www.bookyourroadtest.com.

This website may appear to be legitimate at first glance and shows up on top of a Google search for ‘road test’. This is due to advertisement/promotion by fraudsters.

The data collected via the fraudulent website is considered very valuable, as it includes credit card number, driver’s licence number, address, date of birth and phone number, which can be used for identity thefts.

Ottawa residents are reminded to be cautious and take the time to verify that they are booking from the Ontario Government’s official Drive Test Centre website.

Anyone who has been a victim of this scam is asked to notify their respective financial institution and credit bureaus, Equifax and TransUnion, and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.




Suspect sought in bank robbery

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible for a recent bank robbery.

On June 19, 2017, at approximately 10:50 am, a lone suspect entered a bank situated along the 0-100 block of Main St. The suspect produced a note making a demand for cash. The suspect obtained an undisclosed quantity of money and fled the premises. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as being Caucasian male, 40’s, moustache, approximately 5’7”, wearing glasses, dark pants and shirt, a yellow construction helmet, and a green safety vest.

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 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.




Suspect sought in robbery at ATM

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible for a recent personal robbery that occurred at an ATM

On May 20, 2017, at approximately 7:35 pm, a lone male suspect accosted a female victim inside the ATM vestibule of a bank situated along the 1900 block of Robertson Road. The suspect produced a large kitchen knife and demanded cash that had just been withdrawn by the victim. The suspect fled with an undisclosed quantity of cash. The victim was uninjured.

The suspect is described as Caucasian male, approximately 5’8″-5’10″(173 – 178 cm), average build, short brown hair, almost in a brush cut. At the time he was wearing dark shorts, grey sneakers or deck shoes with white soles, a grey hooded jacket, white sunglasses, and a grey patterned baseball cap with a logo on front (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 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.