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Police seeking suspect in Centretown bank robbery

Ottawa police need help tracking down a bank robbery suspect.

Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into a branch on Somerset Street West near Bay Street and demanded the teller hand over some cash.

The bank employee complied; the suspect then stole some money from a customer standing at the counter.

No one was hurt.

The suspect is a white man in his 30s with a stocky build; he was wearing a black bomber-style coat, blue jeans, a black toque, a black scarf and sunglasses at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.

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