Police seeking west end fraudsters

Special to WC Online

KANATA – The crimes may have started on April 1, but fraud is no joke.

 The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) West Criminal Investigation Unit is seeking the public’s assistance identifying two suspects in relation to several frauds that have occurred since April 1, in the city’s west end. 

A photo of one of the suspects.
A different look at one of the fraud suspects. Courtesy the OPS

“The complainant had her debit card stolen from her vehicle on April 1,” the OPS released in a statement today (April 22). “The card was subsequently fraudulently used at several locations in the west end.”

The first suspect is described as a Caucasian man, mid-20s to mid-30s, 5’10” (178 cm), 190 lbs (86 kg), with short black hair.

“In one instance he was wearing blue puffer jacket and on another one he was wearing a blue varsity jacket with the letter S embroiled on the left side, dark pants and a dark toque,” the OPS said. 

The second suspect is described as a Caucasian man, mid-20s to mid-30s, 5’11’ (180 cm) tall, 175 lbs (79 kg). 

“He was wearing a beige mutton jacket, a black t-shirt, black pants and a black toque with a pom pom,” the OPS said.

Anyone with information regarding this fraud is asked to call the Ottawa Police West Criminal Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2666. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca

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