Suspect wanted from Barrhaven home invasion involving handgun, trip to bank

Ottawa Police are searching for a suspect from a home invasion involving a handgun in Barrhaven.

Police say a woman was accosted inside her Longshire Circle home by an armed man at about 1:20 in the morning last Friday.

Children were at home at the time, but were not alerted.

Investigators describe the suspect pointing a handgun at the woman, then forcing her to drive to a bank to withdraw cash.

From there, they say the man exited her vehicle on Avonhurst.

There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a white man between 30 and 40 years of age standing 5'9 with an obese figure, unpleasant body odor, laboured breathing and a deep voice.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police West Division Break and Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2655.