OTTAWA - The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a June personal robbery and is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.

On June 30, 2013, at approximately 5:15 pm, a lone male victim was walking within the Rideau Centre while also texting on his phone. A male suspect approached him, grabbed the phone from his hand, and pushed the victim backwards. The suspect then fled within the mall.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, mid 20's, average height/build, long, shoulder length curly brown hair, goatee, wearing a grey long sleeve shirt, army green khaki pants tucked into black army/combat style boots.

Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, 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.