Suspect to identify after theft and threatening loss prevention officer with syringe

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OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect for a robbery that occurred on Saturday, November 23, on Bank Street.

At approximately 9:15 p.m., a male suspect entered a store located in the 700 block of Bank St.; he went to the fragrance area, where he selected a number of fragrances and concealed them in a backpack that he was carrying.

As the suspect attempted to leave the store, a loss prevention officer approached him and attempted to arrest the suspect. The male suspect pulled out a syringe and threatened to stab the loss prevention officer. The suspect fled the area. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 25-35 years old, average build and weight, with medium length brown hair. He was wearing black pants with a key chain hanging from the pocket, a white and grey winter coat. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116.

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