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Ian Bush charged with attempted murder in Ottawa home invasion

12/20/2014 10:01 EST | Updated 02/19/2015 05:59 EST
Ian Bush, 59, has been charged with attempted murder after a 101-year-old war veteran was robbed and left bound with a plastic bag over his head. 

Bush appeared in court on Saturday to face several charges:

- Attempted murder.

- Robbery with violence.

- Forcible confinement.

- Break and enter.

- Use a credit card obtained by crime (two counts).

Ernest Côté, a veteran of the Second World War, was alone in his apartment at 31 Durham Pvt. when a man claiming to be a City of Ottawa employee asked to be buzzed into the building around 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday.

Once in the building, the man forced himself into Côté's apartment and demanded money.

Côté was robbed and left tied up with a plastic bag over his head. He managed to free himself after the man left and called 911. He was not injured.

Ottawa police released photos and a surveillance video after the home invasion. A tip led to the arrest of a suspect on Friday, police said.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the robbery unit on a dedicated tip line at 613-236-1222 ext. 5477. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

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