Feb 19, 2015
Bulletin 2015-1908

On Thursday, February 19th 2015 at approximately 2:00pm a male subject used a hammer to smash a jewellery display case in a retail jewellery store located at Rideau Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.  The subject grabbed a watch from the compromised display case.

Two male bystanders who witnessed the incident decided to apprehend the subject and hold him until Police arrived.  This is an action that neither Police Services or JVC promotes, but as a result of their decision to apprehend the subject, he was arrested and subsequently charged with several offenses.

Shamari Randall aged 18 of Ottawa, Ontario is charged with three counts of robbery, and two counts each of possession of a weapon, wearing a disguise and mischief under $5,000.  He is also charged with carrying a concealed weapon.  In addition to the armed robbery at the retail jewellery store, these charges are also related to  two recent bank robberies in the Ottawa area.



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