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Hamilton man charged in relation to robbery at West End Shoppers Drug Mart



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Hamilton man charged in relation to robbery at West End Shoppers Drug Mart

A Hamilton man is facing several charges in relation to a robbery at a pharmacy in the city’s West End last month, according to police.

Police say in a press release issued Friday (Nov. 6), that on Oct. 24, shortly before 3:30 pm, they responded to a commercial robbery at the Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 181 Main Street West.

Investigators learned that a man entered the store, demanded narcotics from the on-duty staff while threatening the use of a gun. The man was able to obtain a small amount of narcotics and fled the scene on foot, police said.

There were no injuries reported and thought the suspect claimed to be in possession of a gun, one was not seen.

Police say the Hamilton Police BEAR Unit has continued to investigate this incident and a Hamilton man was identified as being involved.

Detectives received a judicial authorization to search his residence on Thursday (Nov. 5) and police say they located evidence linking him to the robbery.

Thirty-nine-year-old Bradley Smith of Hamilton was arrested at the time, police say, and he appeared at the John Sopinka Courthouse on Thursday when he faced robbery related charges.

Smith faces the following charges:

  • Robbery
  • Disguise with Intent

Anyone with additional information relating to this investigation is urged to contact the Hamilton Police Service BEAR Unit Investigators – Detective Constable Sarah Ricker at (905) 546-8938 or Acting Detective Sergeant Frank De Vuono at (905) 546-8937.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online.


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