Bush appeared in court on Saturday to face several charges:
- 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.