Police make arrest in connection with attempted robbery of senior

(Via Ottawa Police)

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has laid charges in connection to an overnight robbery.

On April 13, 2016, at approximately 11:15pm, a female in her 70’s was walking to her car in a parking lot situated at the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre. She was approached by a lone male suspect armed with a knife. The suspect made a demand for the woman’s car keys. The woman refused to comply and walked away.

The suspect then walked away but was apprehended in the area by responding patrol officers without incident. There were no injuries.

A 17 year old male, of Ottawa, is charged with the following offences:
*       Robbery
*       Possession of a weapon
*       Breach of Undertaking

The suspect will appear in Youth Court on April 14, 2016.

Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked 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 (TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.
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