Male suspect to identify from a theft on St-Laurent Blvd, video available

Posted On Friday April 05, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 5, 2019             12:40pm

(Ottawa)–On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at approximately 2:25am, a female customer purchased food from a fast food restaurant located in the 1000 block of St-Laurent Blvd.  After having received her order, she walked away forgetting her purse at the cash.  

Soon after, the next client (male) came to the counter, ordered food, and while waiting, he looked through the abandoned purse.  An undisclosed amount of money and identity cards were taken while the employee had her back turned to him.  The male suspect completed his purchase and left the counter, leaving the purse behind.

The suspect is described as a black male, thin build with short black hair.  He was wearing a white baseball cap with NY sign in front, striped scarf (colors are grey, white, maroon), black shirt with white logo on the left chest side, ¾ dark beige jacket, and light colored jeans. (see the video in the attachment below and picture).    

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service East Criminal Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222, ext.3566.  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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