Suspect to identify in Centretown Pharmacy Robberies

Posted On Monday August 23, 2021
Robbery suspect to ID - Pharmacy (1)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 23, 2021   1:20pm

(Ottawa)—The Robbery Unit is looking for public assistance to identify a man involved in two pharmacy Robberies in the Centretown area on August 21st, 2021.

At approximately 10:00am, a lone man entered a pharmacy in the 700 block of Gladstone Avenue.

At approximately 11:40am, the same man entered a pharmacy in the 700 block of Somerset Street West.

In both robberies, the suspect threatened the pharmacy clerk with a knife, demanding medication.

The suspect then fled the area on foot with an undisclosed quantity of medication.

No one was injured in these incidents.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 20’s, between 5’8” (173cm) and 6’0” (183cm), slim build, and long straight dark hair that also hangs across the face. He was wearing a light-coloured long sleeve grey hoodie, dark blue jeans, black shoes, a medical mask on his face, and carried a black computer case over his shoulder (see photos). 

Anyone with information about this incident 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 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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