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Ottawa police looking to identify man accused of personal robberies in Carlingwood mall

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The Ottawa Police Service is asking the public to help identify two suspects involved with three personal robberies at the Carlingwood Shopping Centre on Carling Avenue.


Police say at around 4:45 p.m. on Friday, the suspect snapped a purse from an elderly woman’s arm while she was loading items into her car in the mall’s parking lot.


Within less than half an hour, the suspect approached another elderly woman in the same parking lot and tore her purse off her shoulder before running away.


On April 3, police identified an additional female suspect linked to the initial suspect. Police say a third robbery was reported on Jan. 25 that was linked to both individuals. 


Police note that the victims were not physically injured.


The male suspect is described as around 30-years-old, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, average build with facial hair. He also has a noticeable scar on the right side of his neck. He was seen wearing black jeans, a black jacket with a red interior, a red hat with black designs and carrying a reusable shopping bag.


The female suspect is described as a white woman, about 20-years-old with an average build and a noticeable tattoo on the top of her right hand. She was last seen wearing a black Nike hooded sweatshirt, a black winter jacket and light pants.


Anyone with information about these individuals is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116.

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