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Ottawa police looking for suspect in purse theft near Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre

Officers say a woman was knocked to the ground by a man who stole her purse.
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Robbery suspect, November 23, 2018. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a robbery near the intersection of Othello Avenue and Chapman Boulevard.

It says a 57-year-old woman had been walking along the sidewalk, around 11:54 a.m. Friday, when she was approached from behind by the suspect. He who pulled on her purse with enough force to knock her to the ground.

The suspect is described as a heavy set man, possibly of aboriginal or Middle Eastern descent, 20 to 30-years old, with a chin strap beard and dark hair. At the time of the incident, he wore a camouflage hat, grey sweat pants and a dark-coloured jacket.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 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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