OTTAWA -- Ottawa police are searching for a suspect after thieves allegedly stole several items from a store during business hours in Ottawa's west end.

Police say on Friday, Nov. 5, three men entered a commercial business in the 3000 block of Palladium Drive and stole several items. Police say all three suspects left the store with stolen items.

Police originally said Wednesday afternoon they were searching for six suspects, but said late Wednesday night that three of them were no longer suspects.

On Friday, police said two of the men had been identified, and investigators are asking for the public's assistance to identify the remaining individual.

The suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 18 years old, 5’7” (170cm), slim built, wearing a blue puffy coat, red hoodie, black pants, red shoes, and a white/blue medical face mask.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service West Criminal Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 2666.


The headline of this story has been changed to reflect that police are describing the alleged incident as a theft, not a robbery.