FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday March 3, 2016 8:38am
(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the robbery of a convenience store and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible.
On January 31, 2016, at approximately 11:10 pm, a lone male entered a convenience store situated along the 4100 block Spratt Rd in the Riverside South community. The suspect, brandishing a knife, made a demand for cash. The suspect was provided with an undisclosed quantity of money and fled the premises. There were no injuries.
The suspect took efforts to conceal his identity. He is described as being a Caucasian male, medium build, approximately 5’8” (173cm). The suspect may have had a slight limp at the time. The suspect wore a purple hooded sweatshirt, light coloured cargo pants, black gloves and grey sneakers.
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.
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S/Sgt. Michael Haarbosch
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5445