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Ottawa Man, 50, Charged In Rideau Centre Mall Robbery

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has charged one male in connection to a robbery investigation that occurred earlier today within the shopping corridor of the 100 block of Rideau St. Ottawa.

Carlos SMYTHE, 50 years of age of Ottawa has been charged with Robbery and several firearms-related offences in relation to this incident.

On February 22nd, 2022 at approximately 12:15 pm, the Ottawa Police Service received several calls for an armed man. The suspect entered a commercial business inside the shopping mall where he committed a theft and when confronted by Loss Prevention officers, he brandished a firearm. The suspect fled on foot and was arrested a short distance away. There were no reported injuries.

The Ottawa Police Service would like to reassure the public that there are no further safety concerns related to this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at (613) 236-1222 extension 5116 or call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at



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