The Ottawa Police Service has laid charges after a knifepoint robbery on Rideau Street, just west of King Edward Avenue.
Officers say a man walked into a business, flashed a knife and demanded an item from an employee, around 9:40 p.m. on Friday, June 26. Another employee tried to intervene, but the suspect threatened that employee with the knife.
Police say the suspect left the area on foot and was arrested after a short foot chase.
Jeansy Enyeka, 31, of Gatineau, is charged with:
- Robbery with a weapon (two counts)
- Possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence
- Breach of Probation (two counts)
He was scheduled to appear in court on June 27.