Syringe Wielding Shoplifter in Ottawa #OPS March 16, 2017

Suspect charged in retail robbery on Montreal Road


(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has laid charges in connection to a retail robbery that occurred yesterday.

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at approximately 1:55 pm, a female suspect entered a drugstore situated along the 100 block of Montreal Road. The suspect proceeded to obtain a number of items, and during this, drew the interest of store employees. When the suspect headed to the door to exit without paying, she was intercepted, and advised to drop the items and leave. At that time, the suspect produced a syringe and threatened the employees. The suspect was allowed to leave but was arrested, without incident, by Frontline officers a short time later. There were no injuries.

Brittany WHITTINGTON, age 23 of Ottawa, is charged with single counts of robbery and assault with a weapon.

A court appearance is scheduled for March 16, 2017.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116.

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