Robbery suspect sought
City police have released telephone voice recordings and photographs inhopes the public can help to identify a suspect believed responsiblefor three bank robberies last month.
City police have released telephone voice recordings and photographs in hopes the public can help to identify a suspect believed responsible for three bank robberies last month.
Police suspect the same suspect in three west-end bank robberies in March, starting March 1 at a TD Bank branch and ending with the robbery of a Bank of Montreal branch on March 17.
The Major Crime Unit has determined that on at least two occasions, a suspect travelled by taxi to and from the robberies and investigators have obtained voice recordings of the person ordering the cab in each incident. The voice in these recordings is believed to be that of the suspect, or an accomplice.
Police edited the recordings, removing business names and false names provided by the caller, but believe sufficient identifiable voice recording remains for the public to make an identification.
There are two voices in each recording, including the call taker at the cab company and the caller that police are attempting to identify.
The recordings are available at the Ottawa Police Service website, ottawapolice.ca.
Surveillance images of the suspect are also being re-released. The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 50 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 tall, with a small to medium build.
He has salt and pepper, medium-length hair, is clean-shaven and speaks English without an accent.
The first robbery occurred on March 1 at 888 Meadowlands Dr. W. The second robbery was at the same bank branch on March 10. The third robbery occurred on March 17 at the Bank of Montreal at 1430 Prince of Wales Dr.
Anyone with information can contact Det. Daniel Simser or Sgt. Julie Vaillant at the Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).