Three armed robbers rushed into the office of the bitcoin-exchange Canadian Bitcoin in the capital of Canada and tied four employees of the site, according to the Ottawa Police Department.
As it turned out, there was another person in the office at the time - he called the police. Arriving at the place of the guards of the order detained one of the suspects, two more are currently on the wanted list. To steal something the attackers did not have time.
Ottawa Police Sgt Fernando Viera says they’re searching for a gun following yesterday’s robbery at a Bitcoin operation pic.twitter.com/hxIooG2q2N
— Judy Trinh (@JudyTrinhCBC) January 24, 2018
A number of charges were brought against the 19-year-old detainee, including "attempted robbery with the use of firearms" and "illegal detainment of a person". The names of the suspects were not disclosed, but in the police report they are described as "black males". As CBC notes in Facebook, the robbers hoped to find cash in the office.
— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) January 24, 2018
The police refused to disclose the name of the attacked exchange, but in the immediate vicinity of the scene is the office site of the Canadian Bitcoins. Subsequently, the representative of the company confirmed this information.