Suspects charged in retail robbery on Tapiola Crescent
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Suspects charged in retail robbery on Tapiola Crescent

OTTAWA — Ottawa Police have laid charges in a robbery at a south end convenience store.

On Sunday, November 12 at approximately 8:25 pm, two people entered a convenience store along the 1-100 block of Tapiola Crescent. They demanded cash and cigarettes, and were given an undisclosed quantity of both before they fled to a waiting vehicle.

The clerk was not injured.

The suspect vehicle was stopped by police officers in the area of Bronson/Sunnyside a short time later, and three people were arrested . At the time of the traffic stop, multiple knives, an imitation handgun, and the stolen merchandise were all recovered.

Abdirahman Mohamed, 18, Zakaria Hashi, 21, and Stefan Intson, 18, all of Ottawa, are jointly charged with the following offences:

– Robbery

– Two counts of Possession of a weapon

All three are individually charged with one count of conspiracy, and Mohamed and Hashi are individually charged with wearing a disguise.

All three persons appeared in court November 13, 2017, and reappear again on November 14, 2017.

Investigators are currently reviewing other recent investigations for potential links to other occurrences.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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