A woman, previously charged in connection with pharmacy and gas station robberies, is now facing additional charges after a robbery at a restaurant on Montreal Road near Vanier Parkway.
Ottawa police say the suspect walked into the establishment around 10 a.m., Sunday.
A woman sat down close to the cash register and when an opportunity presented itself, she grabbed money from the register and ran.
Police say she was chased by a staff member, apprehended and brought back to the restaurant to wait for police officers.
While waiting inside, the woman allegedly was able to arm herself with a screw driver and tried to assault a staff member.
No injuries were reported.
Amalia Assad-Espinoza, 28, of Ottawa, is charged with:
- Assault with a weapon (2 counts)
- Possession of a weapon dangerous
- Breach of recognizance
Assad-Espinoza will be in show cause court Monday.
On Friday, January 15, Assad-Espinoza was charged in relation to pharmacy and gas station robberies in Vanier.
She appeared in court on January 16, facing charges of:
- Robbery (5 counts)
- Disguise with intent (3 counts)
- Weapons dangerous (3 counts)