Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man involved in two robberies, in the Centretown and Hintonburg areas, that happened over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
According to the Ottawa Police Service’s (OPS) Robbery Unit, a lone man entered a business on Bank Street between James and Florence Streets on Saturday, October 9 at about 2 p.m.
At about 9:45 p.m., police say the same man entered another business on Wellington Street West between Irving and Fairmont Avenues.
In both robberies, officers say the suspect threatened the cashier with a knife, demanding money.
The suspect fled the area on foot, with an undisclosed amount of money, lottery tickets and cigarettes.
No one was injured in either incident.
The suspect is described as:
- Wears glasses
- Has a mustache
He was last seen wearing a black zip-up hoodie, a red tuque, a black bandana covering his face and black pants.
Anyone with information about this incident 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 or at crimestoppers.ca.