Ottawa Police hunt for suspect in carjacking, abduction
Ottawa Police are searching for a male suspect in a carjacking and abduction.
Ottawa Police say that just before 8 Saturday night, a family of 5 stopped their grey 2003 Toyota Sienna minivan at a Booth and Somerset store. The two adults went into the store and were soon followed by their 17-year-old son. A 3-year-old and a 5-year-old were left alone in the unlocked, running vehicle. Both children were asleep.
The suspect then reportedly stole the minivan, hit a parked car across the street, followed by a second car on Bayview. The suspect them crashed the vehicle into a building on Garland Street and ran from the scene.
The two children were found safe inside the crashed minivan.
The suspect is described as a male aged 34 to 40 years old, standing 6 feet tall with a thin build and dark, short hair. He was last seen wearing jeans and a brown or green jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ottawa Police Central District Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222, ext 5166 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.