The man approached elderly citizens and identified himself verbally as a police officer or said things that would lead them to believe he was one. He was not in uniform.
The man stole money from the victims and fled the area.
The incidents occurred on Rideau Street, between Cumberland St and Charlotte St.
The Central District Investigators are asking the public for any assistance in identifying the suspect (see attached photos). We are asking all citizens to report suspicious incidents where someone identifies themselves or poses as a police officer and is unable to provide proper police identification.
The suspect is described as:
-a white man
-50 to 60 years of age
-6 feet tall
-white wavy hair
-often wears a “poor boy” hat
Anyone with information can contact the Ottawa Police Central District Investigators at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.