Correction to Update: Man identified in Hobin Street commercial robbery

Posted On Wednesday March 04, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 4, 2020     9:00am 

(Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Robbery Unit would like to thank the public for its help in identifying the person of interest in relation to the armed robbery on Hobin Street. 

The man has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 3, 2020          3:00pm

Man to identify in Hobin Street commercial robbery

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in a commercial robbery that occurred in the 1 to 100 block of Hobin Street, on February 6, 2020. 

At approximately 10:30 pm, a lone male entered a store armed with a rifle and robbed the clerk of cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.  An Ottawa man was charged in regards to this incident.  

Shortly after the robbery, a second male was captured on camera redeeming some of the stolen lottery tickets at a nearby business located in the 500 block of Hazeldean Road. 

This person of interest is described as a Caucasian male, in his twenties, heavyset, with a brown beard. He was wearing a brown jacket with a grey-hooded sweat-shirt (see photo).

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at

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