Ottawa police are looking for a male suspect after a man was stabbed with a syringe during a Tuesday afternoon robbery.
Police said a man was walking in the area of James and Percy streets in Ottawa’s Centretown neighbourhood around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday when the suspect confronted him.
When the victim refused to give him money, police said the suspect stabbed him twice in the arm with a syringe before fleeing on foot.
The victim was taken to hospital and will have to be treated over the next four weeks for possible disease.
Ottawa police are describing the suspect as a white man between 25 and 35 years old, standing around five feet 11 inches with short orange or blondish hair and a thin, well-groomed goatee that was possibly blonde or light brown.
They said he had hazel or green eyes, a thin, drawn face and was wearing a hoodie. He may have also had two small tattoos on his left hand.
Anyone with information on this or any other robbery is asked to contact the Ottawa police’s robbery unit at 613-236-1222 extension 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.
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