The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public's help in identifying a man involved in an armed robbery in Barrhaven.
Officers say a man walked into a business on Woodroffe Avenue near Rideaucrest Drive, around 5 a.m., October 29, armed with a handgun.
The suspect approached an employee, flashed his firearm and demanded cigarettes. Police say he was given cigarettes, placed inside a red gym bag, before taking off on foot.
The suspect is described as:
- Approximately 5' 11'' (180 cm)
- 200 - 210 lbs (91 - 95 kg)
- Was wearing a grey hooded sweater with a DC logo, black pants, a black mask, black gloves, and black boots
- Was carrying a red GoodLife Fitness gym bag
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service 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 crimestoppers.ca.