ATM robbery suspect Valentine's Day senior

Police are searching for a young man suspected of robbing a senior at an ATM on Rideau Street on Valentine's Day. (Ottawa Police Service)

Ottawa police are asking for help to find a man suspected of robbing a senior at an ATM on Valentine’s Day.

A 74-year-old man asked for help to use the ATM in a building on the 100 block of Rideau Street around 5:45 p.m., according to police.

A man in his 20s stepped in to assist then grabbed the cash, pushed the senior to the ground and ran away, police said. 

The suspect was last seen running on Nicholas Street. He is described as being a tall, white man between the ages of 23 and 28. He was wearing a dark coloured jacket with a logo on the front and a Yukon-style winter hat at the time of the robbery, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the robbery unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.