‘Ottawa’ Police Seek Help in ride-sharing Robbery
Police are appealing to the public for help in finding several “persons of interest” after a ride-sharing driver was allegedly punched and robbed by an unruly passenger.
The Ottawa police robbery unit on Thursday released a crystal-clear photo of three young people allegedly present at the time of the Aug. 11 altercation, and are asking the public for help in identifying them.
According to police, a group of young people, six males and one female, contracted the ride-sharing service to pick them up from a bar at the Kanata Centrum on Roland Michener Drive at around 2:20 a.m. on Aug. 11.
They traveled only a short distance to the intersection of Terry Fox Drive and Hazeldean Road before trouble started brewing when, according to police, one of the males “became belligerent and then punched the driver.”