Jul 29, 2015
Bulletin 2015-1977


                              All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Wednesday, July 29th 2015 at approximately 1:00pm a male subject entered a retail jewellery store located in Hazeldean Mall, Eagleson Road, Kanata, Ontario.

The subject approached a display cabinet, produced a hammer, smashed the display cabinet glass and scooped up an undisclosed quantity of jewellery from the cabinet.  During the incident, the subject revealed a handgun tucked into the waistband of his pants and issued a threat to the occupants of the store.  The subject then fled to a vehicle waiting outside the mall driven by another male subject.

The subject, William HUGHES, a 38 year old male from Ottawa, who allegedly robbed the store was arrested July 31 2015 in Repentigny, Quebec.

The Ottawa Police Service has issued a warrant for the arrest of the alleged driver of the get-away vehicle (shown above) Robert WEBB, aged 44 of Quebec.  He is described as a Caucasian male, 6'2" tall, approx. 240 lbs., blonde hair, blue eyes.  Tattoos of a snake and the initials "BG" on his neck, a tear under his left eye and a spider web on his right elbow.

Both subjects are charged with:

1) Robbery with a firearm, 2) Theft of a motor vehicle, 3) Three counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, 4) Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, 5) One count of uttering threats.

Anyone with information about the robbery or Robert Webb's whereabouts is asked to call the Ottawa Police Robbery Unit (613) 236-1222, Ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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