Suspect to identify in Bank Street commercial robbery

Posted On Monday February 24, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 24, 2020    12:20pm 

(Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for a commercial robbery that occurred in the 400 block of Bank Street, on Sunday, February 9th , 2020. 

At approximately 4:40pm a lone male entered a store, concealed a bottle of alcohol on his person and attempted to leave the store. The suspect was approached by staff and a struggle ensued. The suspect pulled a knife and the staff backed off. The suspect fled the scene on a bike.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 25-35 yrs old, approximately 5’8” (173cm), 150-160 lbs (68-73kg). He was wearing black shoes, blue jeans, black winter jacket, reading glasses, black backpack and a grey tuque (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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