Ottawa police officers are hoping members of the public can help identify a man involved in two pharmacy robberies just off Bronson Avenue.
Investigators say a man walked into a pharmacy on Gladstone Avenue, near Bronson Avenue, around 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, and threatened the pharmacy clerk with a knife as he demanded medication.
The same man did the same thing at a pharmacy on Somerset Street West, near Bronson Avenue, around 11:40 a.m. that same morning.
In both cases, police say the suspect fled the area on foot with some medication.
No one was injured in either incident.
The suspect is described as:
- In his 20s
- Between 5' 8'' (173 cm)
- 6' 0'' (183 cm)
- Slim build
- Long straight dark hair that hangs across his face
- Was wearing a light-coloured long-sleeved grey hoodie, dark blue jeans, black shoes, a medical mask, and was carrying a black computer case
Anyone with information about these incidents 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.