Ottawa robbery suspect

Ottawa police are trying to identify a man suspected of committing three early morning robberies in the last two months. (Ottawa Police Service)

Ottawa police are trying to identify a man suspected of committing three early morning robberies in the last two months.

Police said in all three robberies, a lone man entered the store at about 4:30 a.m.

On June 5 a man entered a gas station in the 600 block of Bronson Avenue wearing a handkerchief over his face and holding a large knife.

He demanded money and then fled with cash and cigarettes. Police say they believe he had been at the gas station earlier and then came back to commit the robbery.

On June 20 a man walked into a convenience store in the 800 block of Bank Street, pulled a scarf over his face and demanded cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

And in the third incident, a man entered a gas station in the 600 block of Bronson Avenue near Chamberlain Avenue armed with a knife and took cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets before fleeing.

Police released photos of the suspect and described him as a Caucasian man, age 25 to 35, 5'10" tall with a medium build, short dark hair and a dark moustache and goatee.

Police ask anyone with information on this or any other robbery to call them at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.