KANATA – An armed robber attempted three robberies in an hour-long crime spree in the Kanata area.
“The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Robbery Unit is looking for public assistance in identifying a male suspect involved in three consecutive armed robberies in the West end today,” the OPS released in a statement.
At approximately 10:39 a.m., in the 1 to 100 block of Bishops Mills Way, a male suspect approached the victim pointing a gun and asked for his wallet. The victim stated he did not carry a wallet before the suspect fled on foot.
At approximately 11:08 a.m., in the 700 block of March Road, a male suspect entered a convenience store armed with a gun demanding money. He stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.
At approximately 11:45 a.m., in the 5800 block of Hazeldean Road, a male suspect entered a convenience store armed with a gun, demanding money and cigarettes. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.
“In all three instances, the suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5’10” (178 cm) with a slim build,” the OPS said. “He was wearing all black clothing, white latex gloves, black Balaklava and black sunglasses. He was carrying a blue reusable grocery bag. This suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Please do not approach him, call 911 immediately.”
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to call the OPS 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.