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Vacuums and coffee makers taken in knife-point robbery

No one was injured, but two men got away in a Mazda SUV after stealing from an Orleans business.

The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a commercial robbery in Orleans.

It happened at a business on Mer-Bleue Road near Innes Road last Saturday at around 5 p.m.

A man entered a store, grabbed a shopping cart and filled it with portable vacuum cleaners and coffee makers. Police said the suspect then left the store and as he started to load the stolen merchandise into the back of a Mazda, staff approached him and he pulled out a knife.

The staff person pulled away, taking the shopping cart, which had some of the remaining stolen items in it. 

The suspect got into the vehicle that was driven by another man and both fled the scene.

The suspect described as a white man, about 40-years old, standing about 5' 8'' (173 cm), heavyset, balding on the top of his head, with a dishevelled appearance. 

There is no description available for the second suspect.

The Mazda is a dark-coloured Tribute SUV with damage to front driver side bumper and driver side and passenger door. It had duct tape on the rear window along the top and right side, and had no front plate. The rear licence plate had been covered.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call 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 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app. 

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