Ottawa police are seeking the public's help in several violent fast food restaurant robberies.


Police say the robberies that occurred between June 19 and July 8 may be linked.


In each incident, two to six suspects entered the restaurant by the front and rear doors to surprise the employees.


The suspects had their faces covered and were armed with knives, bats and sometimes a handgun.

The suspects then forced the employees to open cash registers and safes.

Sometimes the workers were collected into one area before the suspects fled on foot. Minor injuries occurred in some instances, none requiring medical attention.

The suspects are described as being males, in their late teens or early20s, and being either black or middle-eastern.

The restaurants that were robbed are:
Domino's Pizza - 500 block Montreal Road on June 19
Dairy Queen - 300 block St. Laurent Blvd on June 22
Burger King - 2000 block of Ogilvie Road on June 23
Pizza Pizza - 1900 block of Montreal Road on June 26
Pizza Pizza - 1300 block of Richmond Road on June 26
Dairy Queen - 400 block of Terry Fox Drive on June 30
Bobby's Pizza - 1400 block of Ogilvie Road on July 8

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police robbery section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116.