Barrhaven Independent Staff
Ottawa Police Service Robby Unit is investigating a string of armed robberies, including one that happened over the weekend in the 3700 block of Strandherd Road Sat., June 12 at approximately 11:40 p.m. That block is in the vicinity of the RioCan Marketplace Shopping Centre and Canadian Tire.
The police released a picture of the suspect and is asking for the public’s help in identifying him.
Investigators believe the man is responsible for at least five robberies that occurred on the following dates and locations:
June 10th, approximately 9:50 pm: 1700 block of Tenth Line Rd.
June 12th, approximately 11:40 pm: 3700 block of Strandherd Dr.
June 13th, approximately 12:00 am: 1000 block of Teron Rd.
June 14th, approximately 6:00 pm: 400 block of Hazeldean Rd.
June 14th, approximately 6:45 pm: 3400 block of Carling Ave.
In each of the robberies, the suspect has entered commercial businesses in the evening and made demands for money while holding a handgun. He then flees the area, leaving the worker unharmed.
The suspect is described as a white man, between 5’10” (178cm) and 6’0” (183cm), with a slim build. His clothing description in the robberies remains the same (see photo):
- Black baseball cap backwards, letter “B” on the front, sport emblem on the back
- Neck sleeve pulled up over nose, and tucked behind head, covering his hair
- Black hooded sweater with a Realtree logo. The sweater has orange drawstrings and a green camouflage hood.
- Dark-coloured jogging pants
- Grey sneakers with white soles
- Dark-coloured backpack
The suspect has been seen to conceal the firearm, described as a black handgun with similar features to a Glock, in his backpack, and then pull it out with his right hand. In all robberies, the suspect spoke English.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to contact 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 crimestoppers.ca .