Suspect to identify after striking employee across the head with glass bottle

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OTTAWA — Frontline Officers responded to a commercial robbery in the 100 block of Riocan Avenue, on January 4.
A man entered a business and concealed a glass bottle under his coat shortly after 10:30 p.m. Once outside the premises, an employee verbally confronted the man and at that point, the man took the bottle out and struck the employee on the forehead with it. The man then fled the scene on foot. The employee was not seriously injured.
The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern man, average build, 5’8” (173cm) with black brush cut hair, moustache and a partial beard. He was wearing a black trench coat over a black shirt, tan pants and black shoes. He had a large gold-coloured choker around his neck and spoke English.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 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

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