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Man with replica firearm charged in Sandy Hill armed robbery

According to police, a man was assaulted after withdrawing money from an ATM, early Friday morning.
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Ottawa Police cruiser. Photo/Saif Kaisar

A 23-year-old Ottawa man is facing numerous charges following an armed robbery on Laurier Avenue East, early Friday morning.

According to police, a man had withdrawn money from a nearby ATM when he was allegedly assaulted by three men, around 3:30 a.m.

Officers claim one of the suspects allegedly pointed a gun at the victim's head, while the others took his money.

Responding frontline officers arrested one suspect and seized an air pistol.

Lucky Brushson Okech, of Ottawa, has been charged with:

•       Carrying a concealed weapon
•       Pointing a firearm
•       Possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence
•       Armed robbery
•       Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order
•       Possession of a Schedule I Substance
•       Failure to comply with a release order  x2

The accused is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Police continue to investigate.

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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