Driver stopped to help woman at the side of the road. Instead, they were robbed

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(Via Ottawa Police)

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a weekend swarming after a motorist was lured into a robbery after stopping to assist a female at the roadside.

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, at approximately 5:30 pm, a motorist was travelling along Innes Rd. when he was flagged down by a female pedestrian near O’Toole Rd. The female indicated that her vehicle was parked down O’Toole Rd. and that she did not have a phone to call for assistance.

The victim drove the female to a vehicle parked approx. a kilometre off Innes Rd., on O’Toole Rd. When he exited, a male then approached from the vehicle and the female then made a demand for the victim’s wallet. When the victim resisted, he was assaulted by both the male and female, and a third person that also joined in. The suspects obtained a quantity of cash from the wallet and then fled the scene in their vehicle. The victim was transported to hospital for assessment and treatment of injuries sustained during the robbery.

The suspects are described as follows:

#1-Caucasian female, early thirties, thin to medium build, 130 pounds (59 kg), dirty blonde, short spiky hair, mole on her face, and spoke both English and French. She was wearing white shorts, white t-shirt, white strap shoes.

#2-Caucasian male, English speaking, approximately 5’6″ 168 cm), muscular build, brown hair (brush cut and balding), wearing a brown sleeveless shirt.

#3-no description.

Vehicle-Possibly a dark-coloured older model North American 4 door sedan, very dirty.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.


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