Police release video, photos after violent robbery
Ottawa police have released photos and video of two men wanted after a violent attack on Lees Avenue two weeks ago.
Police say the men walked into 180 Lees Avenue on November 14th and broke into one of the units using a crowbar and a hammer. There was a man and woman inside the unit at the time. The man was seriously injured.
Police say the attackers were also armed with a machete, but that it was not used in the attack. The suspects are accused of striking the man unconscious with either the crowbar or hammer. Police say the woman was forced to the floor, bound and blindfolded. She was allegedly threatened to be stabbed with a syringe.
After attacking the occupants, police say the suspects searched the apartment and stole several items.
Once the suspects left, the victims were able to free themselves and go to the hospital. The police were not called until the following day by a family member.
The male victim was in a coma for several days but has since been released from hospital.
So far, investigators don’t believe the attack was random.
Video showing the suspects entering the building has been posted on Youtube.
The suspects are described as:
- White man
- 30 years old
- 230 lbs
- shaved head
- wearing red Adidas sweater, black jeans
- Aboriginal man
- 30 years old
- 170 lbs
- Dark hair
- wearing black coat, blue hooded sweater, black jeans, and carrying a red back-pack
Anyone with information should contact police.
Robbery Unit 613-236-1222 ext. 5116
Crime Stoppers 613-233-8477 (TIPS) Toll free at 1-800-222-8477