Ottawa Police have charged a 41-year-old man after they linked two robberies in quick succession on Thursday afternoon to the same individual.
According to police, the suspect entered a retail store near Blair and Innes Roads around 3:40 p.m. , made a gesture signalling he was armed and demanded that the clerk give him money and cigarettes. No property was turned over and the suspect fled in a taxi.
A second incident took place around 3:50 p.m. at a financial institution near Blair and Montreal Roads. According to police, the suspect approached the teller and demanded cash, while gesturing again that he was in a possession of a weapon and was prepared to use it. An undisclosed amount of cash was given to him and he left in the waiting taxi.
Frontline officers located the suspect shortly after and arrested him without incident.
Adam Maynard, of Ottawa, has been charged with the following:
-Breach of probation x 2
-Failure to comply with release order
Anyone with information can contact police or make an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.