Two people charged in Ottawa robberies
Ottawa police charge two people in robberies occurring on Aug. 10 and Aug. 12, 2012
A man and a woman have been charged following two recent robberies in Ottawa.
Police say on Friday morning at 9:20 a.m. a man armed with a knife robbed a store in the 0-100 block of Jolliet Avenue.
The man left with no cash in a vehicle without license plates, but with a Quebec trip permit in the window.
Gatineau police say a man matching the suspect’s description had committed three robberies in Gatineau overnight and had fled in the same car.
On Sunday at 11:30 a.m. a store in the 200 block of Richmond Rd. was robbed by a man with a knife.
Again, Gatineau police say the occupants of the vehicle had been involved in a robbery in Gatineau, about half an hour earlier.
Ottawa police spotted the vehicle on King Edward Ave. and arrested its two occupants.
45-year-old Sylvain St. Amand of Gatineau is charged with two counts possession of a weapon and two counts of robbery.
42-year-old Chantal Labelle of Gatineau is charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and two counts of robbery.