The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, in his early 20s, 168 to 173 cm tall, with short hair and English-speaking with no accent.
The man is wanted in connection with two separate incidents where taxi drivers were threatened with a knife as a suspect demanded money.
The first occurred on June 13 at about 1:50 a.m., when a suspect told a driver to pull onto a side street off Montreal Road. After presenting a knife and making a demand for money, the suspect fled empty-handed. The taxi driver sustained one minor cut to a finger during the encounter.
The second incident occurred on June 14 just after midnight, when a suspect asked a taxi driver to turn onto a street off Montreal Road. The suspect pulled out a knife and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The taxi driver sustained a minor cut to the head and cuts to two fingers.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about these robberies, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.