Ottawa police have released video footage from an Aug. 12 armed bank robbery to the public in hopes of locating the suspect.
The video, taken from a security camera at the Centrepointe Drive bank, shows a man enter the bank at about 1:50 p.m. holding an umbrella and wearing a construction helmet, a reflective vest, sunglasses and pyjama bottoms.
The video shows the suspect quickly pulling out a handgun on a bank employee and then jumping onto the counter and aggressively pointing the gun at the employee.
Police said he left with an undisclosed amount of cash and may have walked to and from the bank for some distance.
Police said the robbery is believed to be related to an earlier bank robbery along the 900 block of Carling Avenue on Aug. 5.
The suspect in that incident walked into the bank at about 9:35 a.m. with a handkerchief over his face and threatened to hurt the employees if they did not hand over cash. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and there were no injuries.
The suspect is described as a man, age 25 to 35, with a darker complexion, between five-foot-six and five-foot-eight inches tall, and weighing about 200 to 220 pounds with a stocky build.
He had a moustache and goatee, longer hair and was English speaking, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect or these robberies to contact the Ottawa Police Service robbery unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.