Ottawa police are looking for three suspects after an attempted carjacking in Centretown early Wednesday morning, one of whom may need some dental work.

Police said in a news release a man in his late 30s pulled into his Raymond Street laneway around 1:30 a.m., when he was approached by three men.

The men demanded the driver's keys but when the driver refused, police said the attempted culprits tried to take them by force.

The men were unsuccessful in the attempt after the victim fought them off. The trio left empty handed and one of them left a little more empty-mouthed as he might have lost a tooth.

The driver suffered minor injuries that didn’t need any medical attention, police said.

The three teenage suspects are described as follows:

  • A Caucasian man around 18 years old, standing 5’6” tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He was clean shaven with a thin build and was wearing a black toque, a baggy dark jacket and baggy pants.
  • A Caucasian man around 18 years old, standing 5’9” tall and weighing around 140 pounds. He had a thin build, a “spotty acne complexion” and a noticeable French accent and was wearing a dark Toronto Blue Jays hat, a dark baggy jacket and baggy jeans. Police said he may be the one who’s missing a tooth.
  • A black man around 18 years old, standing about 5’9” tall with a thin build, black moustache, wearing a dark Toronto Blue Jays hat, a dark puffy jacket with multiple colours around the bottom and baggy jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa police robbery unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.