(via Ottawa police)
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a recent home invasion and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the two suspects responsible.
On September 11, 2017, at approximately 10:50 am, two male suspects attended an address situated along the 100 block of Westover Crescent in the Arcadia neighbourhood near Tanger Outlets. The suspects were dressed in construction-style clothing and rang the doorbell at the address. When the lone female occupant opened the door, the duo forced their way into the residence. The suspects were armed with handguns. While one suspect controlled the victim, the second suspect searched the premises. The suspects left after obtaining only a couple of women’s handbags. The occupant was uninjured. It is unclear at this time if the residence was specifically targeted. The suspects walked away in a northbound direction and may have had a vehicle parked nearby.
The suspects are described as follows.
#1-Asian male, medium height/build, short hair, wearing a yellow construction hat, a fluorescent vest over a black jacket, sunglasses, and yellow/black Stanley work gloves.
#2-Caucasian male, medium height/build, wearing a construction hat and fluorescent jacket, black pants with a reflective stripe, sunglasses, and black work gloves.
The suspects carried a large black duffle bag, possibly Adidas, with a “UCLA” marking and yellow stripes (images attached.) Investigators would like to identify local retailer(s) that carry this specific item.
The clothing appears new and unmarked, and may have been recently purchased at a local retailer.
Police would like to speak to any retailer that might recognize these suspects, or anyone in the area of the occurrence that saw the suspects.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.