Shot fired during robbery at Montreal Road pot dispensary

Ottawa police are investigating after gunfire rang out during a Saturday afternoon robbery of a Vanier marijuana dispensary.

1 person injured in scuffle, no one struck by bullet

Ottawa police are investigating after a shot rang out during the robbery of a marijuana dispensary on Montreal Road on Feb. 17, 2018. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC)

Ottawa police are investigating after gunfire rang out during a Saturday afternoon robbery of a Vanier marijuana dispensary.

Police said the robbery happened shortly before 1 p.m. at a dispensary on Montreal Road just east of the Vanier Parkway.

The suspects forced their way into the dispensary and made off with cash and marijuana, police said. At least one shot was also fired during the robbery.

One person suffered minor injuries during a scuffle with the suspects, police said. They were not struck by any bullets.

Suspect information released

Police said the three disguised suspects were last seen running south on Lajoie Street and may have fled in a dark, Chrysler Sebring-type vehicle.

The suspects are described as:

  1. A black man around five feet nine inches tall, weighing around 180 pounds, wearing a black jacket with red stripes, white running shoes, a black jacket with a hod and light blue baseball hat.
  2. A black man around five feet ten inches tall, weighing around 185 pounds, weating a black jacket with a hoodie underneath, black gloves and black Adidas running shoes with white stripes.
  3. A Caucasian man around five feet eight inches tall, around 190 pounds, wearing a black jacket with two front pockets and a hoodie underneath, a black ski mask, black gloves with white or grey colouring around the wrist, black Adidas pants with white stripes and white running shoes.

Police said in the update the person who was injured was hospitalized and eventually needed surgery because of their injuries.