Man Charged in relation to a string of Robberies

Posted On Wednesday August 05, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 5, 2020   2:00pm 

(Ottawa) – Frontline Officers responded to three armed robberies downtown last night. 

At approximately 7:45 pm, a man, wearing a bandana that covered his face, entered a business in the 100 block of Montreal Road. He brandished a knife and demanded money from the employee. The employee was unable to access money and the suspect left. No one was injured. 

At approximately 7:55pm, a man, wearing a bandana that was covering his face, entered a business in the 1-100 block of Selkirk Street. He brandished a knife and demanded money from the employee. The employee called 911 and the suspect fled the area. No one was injured. 

At approximately 11:35pm, a man, wearing a bandana covering his face, entered a business in the 100 block of Rideau Street. He walked around the counter, brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured. 

At approximately 1:30 am, a frontline officer, patrolling the area of Rideau Street and Chapel Street, saw a man wearing the clothing that had been described in the three robberies. The officer stopped to talk with the man, who dropped his backpack and ran away. The man was arrested nearby by another officer. 

The Ottawa Police Robbery Unit charged Jeremy YOUNG, 34 years old, of Ottawa with:

  • Possess a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence x3
  • Have a Face Disguise x3
  • Robbery x3
  • Breach of Probation x2 

He is scheduled to appear in court today. 

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