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Teen assaulted, robbed in Kanata after offering help to suspect: police

The Ottawa police are looking for anyone who might have information about the suspect seen here in relation to a recent assault and robbery in Kanata.
The Ottawa police are looking for anyone who might have information about the suspect seen here in relation to a recent assault and robbery in Kanata. Ottawa Police Service

Ottawa police are seeking a suspect in a robbery reported last month in Kanata.

Police say the incident took place around 8 p.m. in the area of Teron and Beaverbrook roads on Sept. 20.

A 14-year-old male approached another man to offer assistance after the teenager saw him fall from his bike, police say.

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The two began walking together when the man who had originally fallen pushed the victim down an embankment, assaulted him and demanded his phone, according to a police account. Police say the victim did not require medical assistance at the time.

The Ottawa police are now asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspect.

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The man, estimated to be in his late teens with dark hair and glasses, was wearing a blue baseball hat, a blue and white jacket and tan pants at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 613-236-1222 ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Update: This story was changed to reflect the victim’s age following an update from police.

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