The Ottawa Police Robbery Unit has a dedicated mandate to investigate various types of robberies.
A robbery is generally defined as: any theft or attempted theft where violence is used or the threat of violence is implied.
For information about break-ins, commonly mistaken for robbery, please refer to the Break & Entre Unit page.
The types of events we investigate include:
· Financial and armored car robberies;
· Retail or corner store robberies;
· Home invasions where the motive is robbery related;
· Extortions where the motive is robbery related; and
· Personal robberies and swarmings.*
*A personal robbery occurs when there is only one suspect while a swarming implies at least two suspects being involved in robbing someone.
As well as investigating these events, the Robbery Unit works proactively with members of our community to offer preventative tips and suggestions for lessining the chances of becoming a victim of a robbery.
Hours of Service
Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 4:00pm
You can reach us by calling 613-236-1222 extension 5116 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org