Hawthorne Road robbery suspect to be identified

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday January 14, 2016   8:55am

 (Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the robbery of a gas station and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible. 

On December 9, 2015, at approximately 2:25am, a lone male suspect entered a gas station situated along the 3400 block of Hawthorne Road. The suspect, who first made himself a coffee, approached the cashier, advised he had a weapon, and demanded cash.  The suspect fled with an undisclosed quantity of cash.  No weapon was seen.  There were no injuries.  

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, average height, possibly had a moustache at the time, English speaking with no accent.  He was wearing a ski mask, a grey hooded sweatshirt and gloves (images attached).  

Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, 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(TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police app. 

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S/Sgt. Michael Haarbosch    

Robbery Unit 

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5445