Police seek suspects in pair of mid-October bank robberies

Ottawa Police have obtained photos of suspects involved in a mid-October bank robbery that saw cash go flying out the back of a vehicle and into the street.

The TD Bank at the corner of Bank and Hunt Club was robbed around 8:45 a.m. on October 13th. Two men entered, with one demanding cash. They then fled to a nearby getaway vehicle, described as a black Dodge Caravan. Police believe they may have fled across a pedestrian bridge over Sawmill Creek before getting in the vehicle on Equus Way.

A short time later, a woman was seen throwing cash out of the vehicle in the area of Bridle Path and Hunt Club.

Police are seeking these two men in connection with this robbery. Police describe the suspects as black men, 18 to 25 years old, approximately 5'6" tall, with slim builds and carrying backpacks.

A photo of one of the men from behind has also been provided.

Police are also investigating a second bank robbery a day later. Investigators are considering the possibility they may be linked.

In this case, they say a young woman entered a bank on Robertson Road, near Moodie Drive, in Bells Corners, around 12:50 p.m. She was armed with a knife, and gave the teller a note demanding cash, before fleeing with an undisclosed amount in an unknown vehicle.

She's described as a "younger" woman, with a light complexion, but wearing make-up that darkened her face. She was wearing a red sweatshirt at the time, with a black tuque over a baseball cap, a grey backpack with a green trim, and tight, dark-coloured pants.

These photos were provided.

Anyone with information 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).