FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:08 am
(Ottawa) - The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating two related retail robberies and is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible.
On January 17, 2016, at approximately 10:30 pm, a lone male suspect entered a convenience store situated along the 5500 block of Manotick Main in Manotick Village. The suspect pulled on a black balaclava within the store and produced a knife. The suspect made a demand for cash but the employee refused to cooperate. The suspect fled the premises empty-handed and entered a black hatchback. There were no injuries.
A short time later, at 10:40 pm, the same suspect entered a gas station situated along the 3100 block of Prince of Wales Dr., near Crestway Dr. The suspect again produced a knife and demanded cash. The suspect fled with an undisclosed quantity of money. There were no injuries.
The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, 20-25 years, approximately 5'10"(178 cm), thin build, dirty blonde or light brown hair, English speaking. At the time he wore a long sleeved white shirt, black pants, and a black balaclava (images attached.)
Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police 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