MANOTICK – Ottawa police have made an arrest in a string of robberies in the rural south Ottawa area that occurred early in the new year.

“Frontline patrol officers responded to four commercial robberies between Jan. 7 and Feb. 24 in the city’s south end,” the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) released in a statement today (Feb. 26).

Jan. 7, a man entered a business in the 1100 block of Beaverwood Drive with his face covered and demanded money. The suspect then fled the area on foot.

Jan. 12, the suspect entered a business in the 5600 block of Osgoode Main Street with his face covered and demanded money. He then fled the area on foot.

Feb. 22, the suspect entered a business in the 8200 block of Victoria Street with his face covered and demanded money. He then fled the area on foot.

 Feb. 24, the suspect entered a business in the 5000 block of Mitch Owens Drive with his face covered, pulled out a knife, and demanded money.

“Responding officers obtained information the suspect was headed to Kemptville,” the OPS said. “OPP officers located and arrested the suspect. “

The Ottawa police Robbery Unit has charged Nicholas Joyce-Labossiere, 29 of Kemptville with:

  • Robbery (4 counts)
  • Disguise with Intent (4 counts)
  • Possession of a weapon (1 count)  

Joyce-Labossiere remains in custody.