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TV thief uses bear spray on employees at south Ottawa store, police search continues

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service's Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. 
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Heron Road robbery suspect, November 13, 2020. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is asking for the public's help to identify a man responsible for a commercial robbery on Heron Road, near Bank Street

Officers say a man walked into a business around 10:15 a.m., on Friday, November 13, took a 50'' television and walked out through a back door, which set off an alarm. 

Two employees confronted the suspect, who used bear spray on them and then fled the area on foot. 

The suspect is described as:

  • White man
  • 5' 9'' (175 cm)
  • Was wearing a black jacket over a blue hoodie, with the hoodie pulled up, beige pants and black boots
  • He was also wearing a black toque, sunglasses, a blue facemask and was carrying a black and red bag

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the OPS' 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. 

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