Ottawa Police lay charges in swarming in east end
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has laid charges in connection to a swarming. On August 19, 2013, at approximately 11:00 pm, a group of about 15 youths had congregated at a school along Glenfern Ave. in the city’s east end. At that time, 5-7 suspects approached. They were wearing bandanas and were carrying various weapons, such as bike chains, crowbars, and sticks. Four people were robbed of varying personal property. Two of the victims were assaulted, resulting in minor injuries. On Sept.18, , one suspect was arrested in connection to this investigation. Sylvain Mbuyamba, 18, of Ottawa, has been charged. The investigation continues in this matter.