Robbery Unit's Most Wanted
"THE VAULTER" - Canada's Most Notorious Bank Robber
There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of "The Vaulter". Call Ottawa Police Robbery Unit 613-236-1222 ext 5116 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
On 8 May 2011, a lone male suspect entered a banking institution along the 3600 block of Strandherd Dr. The suspect brandished a handgun and made off with an undisclosed quantity of money. This suspect is also believed responsible for several bank robberies in the Greater Toronto Area.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, late 40’s to early 50’s, 170 to 190 lbs., clean shaven, salt & pepper hair, skinny/athletic build, no accent, sometimes wearing round rimmed, dark grey glasses, a dark track suit and baseball hat, shaved head or balding. He is described as:
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The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a series of pharmacy robberies that occurred in January 2012. The same suspect is believed responsible for a number of pharmacy robberies at various locations. The suspect typically produced a note demanding various prescription drugs. Though the suspect indicated he was armed, no weapon was seen. The suspect is described as being a black male, 18-22 yr, deep voice, English speaking, slim- athletic build. The arrest of this suspect could potentially lead to the resolution of several pharmacy robberies.
Update: February 22, 2013 Media Release
The Ottawa Police Service has laid charges in connection to a retail robbery and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the second suspect.
On September 10, 2012, at approximately 7:15 am, two suspects entered a convenience store situated along the 400 block of Rideau Street store wearing bandanas. One of the suspects brandished a handgun. The suspects fled the premises with cigarettes and bus tickets.
There were no injuries. A patrol officer located the suspects nearby at which point the suspects fled from police. One of the suspects fled to a building on Cobourg Street where he was arrested by tactical officers later that same day. An imitation handgun has been recovered by robbery investigators.
Khaled NUR, age 21 of Ottawa, has been charged with robbery and related offences. Police continue to seek his accomplice in this robbery.
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the second suspect who remains at large. The outstanding suspect is described as being a black male, approximately 5 feet 11 inches (180 centimeters) to 6 feet 1 inch (185 centimeters), thin build, 19-21 years of age.
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is still investigating two June taxi robberies and a third robbery that occurred on July 25.
On July 25, at approximately 5:40 am, a taxi driver was parked adjacent to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier and was approached by a suspect. The suspect arranged for a fare to Barrhaven. When the suspect entered the taxi, and the driver requested the fare in advance, the suspect immediately pulled a knife, made a demand for cash, and assaulted the driver. During the struggle with the suspect, the driver received minor injuries that required treatment at hospital.
This latest police investigation is believed to be linked to the two previous incidents under investigation by the Robbery Unit. The Robbery Unit is re-releasing surveillance images from the robberies as one of the unit’s most wanted.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, early 20's, 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) to 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm), thin build, with shorter light brown hair, and English speaking with no accent.
Retail Robbery -WANTED
Update: March 11, 2013: Jeff Hickey, age 39 of Ottawa, has been charged with robbery and possession of weapons dangerous to the public. An arrest warrant was issued on March 7, 2013 on these charges.
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is seeking public assistance in identifying a robbery suspect wanted in connection to an August 2012 retail robbery.
On August 11, 2012, at approximately 8:20 am, two suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered a retail establishment situated along the 300 block of Moodie Drive in Bells Corners. A demand was made for money. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed quantity of cash and eventually used a taxi.
Jessie LAUNDRIE, 31 years old, of Arnprior has been charged in connection with this case. The outstanding suspect is described as a white male, 20-25 years old, 168–170 cm (5'6"-5'7"), approximately 64 kg (140 lbs), short light brown hair, dirty white sleeveless t-shirt, blue jeans, English speaking (no accent) with a tattoo on the inside of the left forearm.
Update: February 28, 2013 Media Release
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a January 17/2012 bank robbery.
On Tuesday January 17, 2012, at approximately 3:35 pm, a lone male suspect entered a bank situated along the 1500 block of Bank St, (near Heron Rd). The suspect produced a note making a demand for cash. The suspect obtained an undisclosed quantity of cash and fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported. The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, 20-25 years, approximately 6' tall, 190-210 lbs, small, dark goatee, wearing a black baseball cap with blue jays logo on it, shaved head, lack), dark nylon jacket with a plaid design at the chest with hood, beige shirt underneath, jeans. Spoke English with no accent.
On August 15th, 2011, a Bank Robbery that occurred in the 1100 block of Carling Avenue. Looking to identify a male suspect that entered the bank holding a black handgun and approached a bank teller and demanded money. The suspect exited the bank with a sum of money.The suspect is described as being a black male, in his mid-20's, with an average build.
On February 25, 2011, a lone suspect entered a bank in the 1600 block of Montreal Rd. The suspect presented a note making a demand for money. The suspect fled the bank before anything was obtained. This suspect is believed responsible for a similar incident on February 25, 2011 and another on March 30, 2011. Both of those incidents occurred at a banking institution on Arch St. The suspect is described as being a black male, 19-20 years old, slim to average build, having very noticeable acne on his face.
Jewelry Store Robbery
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for a jewelry store robbery.
On July 26, 2012, at approximately 2:00 pm, a lone male entered a jewelry store situated along the 1900 block of St. Laurent Boulevard. The male initially posed as an interested customer but then suddenly made a more violent demand for jewelry. The suspect smashed a jewelry display case but ultimately fled the store empty handed. The suspect fled to a waiting vehicle with one or two other occupants. The waiting vehicle was possibly a silver Honda Civic.
The suspect is described as being a black male, larger build, 6'1"(1.85 m), 22-25yrs, dark hair, clean shaven, wearing a grey hoodie.
On September 29, 2010, a lone male suspect entered a banking institution situated along the 400 block of Bank St. The male produced a note making a demand for money. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, approx. 40-50 years of age, approx. 5’3”, small build, with reddish/brown hair with a goatee. The same suspect is believed responsible for a similar incident at the same location on March 10, 2011.