Halton Police have charged a suspect in connection to a robbery in Burlington.
On September 19 at approximately 5:00 am, a lone male culprit entered a 711 convenience store located at Guelph Line and Prospect Street.
According to police, the suspect was hiding his face by pulling his shirt up and was carrying a large metal pipe. He confronted the store clerk and demanded money. The clerk provided the suspect with money and he then fled the store. The store clerk was not injured in this incident.
At approximately 5:30 am, a homeowner in the area of Dynes Road and Woodward Avenue reported to police that an intruder was on their property.
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“The homeowners became aware that the man was on top of their roof of their bungalow style single family home. A homeowner came outside and confronted the male person who came down from the roof. The male culprit threatened the homeowner and indicated that he had a weapon. The male culprit then ran off from this residence. The homeowner was not injured in this brief interaction,” say police.
A canine track was commenced which lead officers to a townhouse complex nearby on Dynes Road. At 6:20 am, police located the man hiding in a garage in this townhouse complex and he was arrested without incident. The man had broken into the garage at this location.
Police were able to recover an amount of money and the metal pipe believed to have been used in the original robbery incident.
According to police, there are no further public safety concerns in this incident.
Shad Atkin, a 31-year-old from Burlington, has been charged with robbery, wearing a disguise to commit a criminal offence, uttering a threat to cause death, trespassing at night, and breaking and entering.
He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Milton for a bail hearing.
Anyone with information about this robbery incident is asked to contact the Halton Regional Police Service – 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905.825.4747 extension 2323 or 2315 or 2316.