Police charge Ottawa motel robbery suspect

A man police say is behind two motel robberies and two bank robberies in the Ottawa area is in custody.

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery laid the following charges against 25-year-old Brad Pearce:

6 counts of robbery

4 counts of wearing a disguise

4 counts of using an imitation firearm

4 counts of carrying a concealed weapon

4 counts of possession of a weapon

1 count of possession of property obtained by crime

4 counts of uttering threats

Pearce is currently in custody in Quebec on an unrelated matter and will appear in court here in Ottawa on Nov. 18, 2016.

Police ask anyone with information regarding these robberies, or any robbery, to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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