There’s also a downtown bank robber they’re looking for, but it’s not directly relevant to our neighbourhood so have a look at http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/News/index.aspx?newsId=eee44aa8-1eb7-4d67-9d22-edfb29c82e75 if you want to see the pictures and read the story.
Ottawa Police looking for wanted suspect Christian Tygesen for “Quick Change Scam”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:30pm
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service Fraud Section is looking for a wanted and charged man for a “Quick Change Scam” at 8 different grocery stores in Ottawa between January 6 and 15, 2015.
The man attended the stores and did the same style of Quick Change Scam. The man shows up at the cashier to purchase a small item. Once the transaction is completed, he requests change for big bills confusing and interrupting the cashier as he/she is calculating the amount.
He then takes the money out of the cashier’s hands and starts counting it himself, placing some of the bills in his pocket while the cashier is still removing bills from the register. He pursues this by placing numerous bills on the counter and tossing some into the open cash register, further distracting as he pockets more money. By the end of this “Quick Change Scam”, he has defrauded a significant amount from the unsuspecting cashier.
He attended grocery stores in the 600 block of Kirkwood Drive, 2500 block of Bank Street, 2200 block of Walkley Road, 1600 block of Heron Road, 1700 block of Merivale Road, 300 block of Carleton Avenue, 1400 block of Merivale Road and 1000 block of Cyrville Road.
The suspect has been identified by police as Christian TYGESEN, 47 years old of London (ON). He is facing a total 16 charges including Fraud under $5000.00 and Proceeds of crime not exceeding $5000.00 (see picture in link).
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Fraud Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5492. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS), toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.
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