Postmedia News | April 1, 2015
Security camera footage of man wanted for three bank robberies in the past week.
A suspect with stretched earlobes has robbed another bank, his fourth in a week.
Ottawa police say the man, who has prominent earlobe-stretching “gauges,” tried to rob a bank in the Gloucester Centre on Ogilvie Road just after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He gave the teller a note that said he had a gun and demanding money, but left when confronted by a bank employee. No gun was seen and the suspect ran away without getting any money.
There were no injuries.
The same man is the suspect in three other robberies, dating back to March 24.
Earlier images of the suspect being sought for multiple bank robberies. Police said the man gave a note demanding cash to a teller at a bank at the South Keys Shopping Centre near Bank Street and Johnston Road around 4 p.m. on March 24. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen running along a footpath toward Johnston Road.
On March 27 around 2 p.m., the same suspect told a teller at a bank on Montreal Road near Ogilvie Road that he had a gun and demanded cash. Police said no gun was seen.
Two days later, the same suspect went into a bank at St. Laurent Mall and demanded money from a teller, again presenting a note that said he had a gun.
The suspect is described as white and about five-foot-eight. He wore sunglasses and a hat that did not conceal his stretched earlobes, which were seen by witnesses.
Anyone with information can call the Ottawa police robbery unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre