Ottawa Police have laid 21 charges against a 32-year-old man in connection with a series of retail robberies.

David Manuel of Ottawa has been charged with five counts of robbery with an offensive weapon, four counts of possession of weapons dangerous to the public, three counts of wearing a disguise, eight counts of breach of recognizance and one count of uttering threats.

Police said the charges stem from four fast food restaurant or retail food business robberies in Ottawa’s south end.

The incidents happened at Billings Bridge Mall and in establishments along the 1500 and 2400 blocks of Bank Street.

Police said all incidents involved the suspect brandishing a knife and demanding cash. In all but one incident, the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

There were no injuries.

Manuel remains in custody.  

Anyone with information with is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.