Ottawa man arrested after trying to Rob an 81 year old man
(Ottawa) –On Sunday, July 22, 2018, at approximately 4:30pm, Frontline officers were called to a robbery in progress. An elderly couple attended an ATM on Montreal Road and St-Laurent Boulevard to deposit a sum of money they had won at a Casino.
During the deposit procedures, a male who was in the adjacent ATM, asked the couple for some assistance with his debit card. During this distraction, the male grabbed the couple’s money envelope and ran from the ATM area.
The 81 year old male victim took chase in his car and cornered the suspect in an alley close by. A physical struggle ensued. The complainant covered his money envelope when the suspect dropped it to the ground. Frontline officers were given a description of the suspect. A witness had also taken a picture from a cell phone, which assisted the investigation.
A short time later, officers located the male and arrested him without incident.
Kevin HARRIS, 44 years old of Ottawa is charged with:
- Robbery with violence
- Possession of property obtained by crime under 5000$
- Fail to comply with a court order (Undertaking)
HARRIS will appear in show cause court today.