Ottawa police have charged three city men in connection with a personal robbery downtown over the weekend.

Three suspects, one armed with a knife, approached three males at Rideau and Dalhousie streets Saturday. The suspects demanded the victims empty their pockets. The suspects fled when one of the victims called 9-1-1.

Police later arrested the suspects.


Steven Cole, 27, Kevin Rowe, 30, and Joseph Wannamaker, 28, all of Ottawa, face charges for attempt robbery, conspiracy to commit and a variety of other charges.

Anyone with information about this or any other robbery is asked to contact the robbery section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).

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