Ottawa police arrest man wanted in Barrhaven purse-snatching
Ottawa police are asking for the public's help locating Ryan Strong, 35, who is wanted on robbery charges. (Ottawa Police handout)
OTTAWA -- UPDATE, JUNE 16: Ottawa police say Strong has been arrested.
Ottawa police are asking for the public's help locating a man wanted in connection with an attempted robbery in Barrhaven in April.
Police say the robbery happened in the 1-100 block of Marketplace Ave., west of Longfields Drive, on April 5. A man ran toward a woman who was waiting at a bus stop and tried to steal her purse. He broke the strap off the purse but was unable to steal it. He then ran away. The victim was not injured in the attempt.
In late April, police identified a suspect, but offered no other information.
Police now say they are seeking tips from the public on locating 35-year-old Ryan Patrick Strong.
Police say Strong is facing charges of robbery, disguise with intent, and breach of probation.
Strong is described as a white man, 5’8” (173cm), 141 lbs (64kg), with light brown hair and light brown facial hair.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ryan Strong is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service West Criminal Investigations Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 2666.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca