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Ottawa police looking for suspect in downtown mugging

Officers say the suspect assaulted his victim on Slater Street and stole items that the victim was carrying.
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Suspect in downtown Ottawa mugging, June 3, 2019. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public's help in identifying suspect in a mugging on Slater Street at Metcalfe Street, downtown.

Investigators say the suspect was seen following the victim near the intersection and then into a building on Slater Street on June 3, around 1:30 p.m. The suspect then struck the victim and stole items that the victim was carrying.

The suspect is described as:

  • Black
  • 20 - 25 years old
  • 6' 0'' (183 cm)
  • Was wearing a red jacket with a white hooded coat underneath, black sweatpants with red cuffs and white Nike running shoes

Anyone who knows who this person may be is encouraged to contact 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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