Ian Bush charged in home invasion of Ottawa war veteran
Bush, 59, accused of robbing 101-year-old WWII veteran, leaving him with plastic bag over head
Ian Bush, 59, has been charged with attempted murder after a 101-year-old war veteran was robbed and left bound with a plastic bag over his head.
- WWII veteran Ernest Côté, 101, tied up and robbed in Ottawa home invasion
- Video of Ottawa home invasion suspect released by police
Bush appeared in court on Saturday to face several charges:
- Attempted murder.
- Robbery with violence.
- Forcible confinement.
- Break and enter.
- Use a credit card obtained by crime (two counts).
Ernest Côté, a veteran of the Second World War, was alone in his apartment at 31 Durham Pvt. when a man claiming to be a City of Ottawa employee asked to be buzzed into the building around 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday.
Once in the building, the man forced himself into Côté's apartment and demanded money.
Côté was robbed and left tied up with a plastic bag over his head. He managed to free himself after the man left and called 911. He was not injured.
Ottawa police released photos and a surveillance video after the home invasion. A tip led to the arrest of a suspect on Friday, police said.
Lucie Côté told CBC News on Saturday that her dad is "madder than a wasp" about the home invasion. But while he is happy there has been an arrest, she said, he wants to underline that Bush is a suspect who has not been convicted.
Bush works from home and is married with children and a grandson, neighbours told CBC News. A LinkedIn profile with his name and photograph says he works in management consulting.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper tweeted about the arrest.