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Accused in Ottawa bomb threat robbery now charged in knifepoint carjacking

The Vanier North carjacking happened just days after a robbery in a nearby neighbourhood.
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Ottawa Police Service vehicle, February 28, 2018. Mike Vlasveld/ OttawaMatters

A 51-year-old Ottawa man is back in court after a carjacking on Marquette Avenue near Beechwood Avenue in Vanier North.

The Ottawa Police Service says the suspect got into a taxi around 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, and directed the taxi to Marquette Avenue.

Upon arrival, the suspect threatened the driver with a knife, had him exit the driver's seat and then drove off with the taxi. 

The vehicle was recovered a short while later.

Camil Darwich has been charged with:

- Robbery (2 counts)
- Possession of Weapons Dangerous
- Theft of Motor Vehicle
- Fail to Comply with Recognizance

He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Darwich was in court on Sunday, January 6, facing charges related to a robbery on Shakespeare Street near Ste. Anne Avenue, north of Montreal Road, on Saturday, January 5.

The suspect in that case claimed to have a bomb, holding out a remote and saying he would blow up the clerk if he didn't hand over cash.


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