FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday September 26, 2016 1:55pm
(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a recent convenience store robbery and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible.
On September 17, 2016, at approximately midnight, a lone male suspect entered a convenience store situated along the 1-100 block of Beechwood Ave. The suspect approached the clerk and indicated he had a gun, though none was seen. A demand was made for cash. After obtaining an undisclosed quantity of cash, the suspect fled on foot. There were no injuries.
The suspect is described as being male, possibly of middle-eastern descent, having a beard and moustache (pinch of facial hair below lower lip), medium build, age 25-35 years. He was wearing red hooded sweatshirt (hood up), tied under chin with white lace, with a black vest or jacket over the sweatshirt, dark jeans, worn low (jeans possibly torn or with white markings), dark shoes. (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), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.
S/Sgt. Michael Haarbosch
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5445