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UPDATE: Police identify suspect in Iris Street knifepoint robbery

Investigators say the suspect was travelling on public transit before the incident.
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UPDATE, Friday, May 7: The Ottawa Police Service says the suspect has been identified and that its investigation is ongoing.


The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public's help to identify a man involved in a robbery on Iris Street.

Officer say a man was approached on the street just after 1 a.m. on April 9, and threatened with a knife as someone demanded he turn over his personal belongings.

Preceding the incident, police believe the suspect had gotten on the O-Train at Pimisi Station and exited at Booth Station before taking the #75 bus to Iris Street.

After the robbery, the suspect fled the area on foot. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The suspect is described as:

  • Light-brown skin 
  • 20-25 years old
  • Approximately 5' 9'' (175 cm) 
  • Average build
  • Was wearing a black puffy coat with a hood, black pants, black shoes, a black face mask and a black du-rag

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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