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Hamilton Police make arrest in store robbery; one suspect still outstanding

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Hamilton Police make arrest in store robbery; one suspect still outstanding

A Hamilton man has been arrested after an armed robbery at an East Hamilton variety store.

One suspect remains outstanding and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Dec. 13 at 2:45 a.m., police say two males in disguise attended an unnamed variety store.

“Upon entering the store, one male went behind the counter while in possession of a knife as he verbally engaged the lone attendant,” said Hamilton Police Service (HPS). “The second male who was also in possession of a knife approached the front counter. After a demand was made, the males obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets before fleeing on foot.”

“The employee did not incur any physical injuries.”

After executing a search warrant on Wednesday (Dec. 16), police arrested one of the suspects, 53-year-old Bradley Bowdring of Hamilton, “without incident.”

“Investigators seized evidence related to the robbery from the residence and the suspect was taken into police custody,” said police.

He is facing five charges, including “robbery” and “disguise with intent.”

The outstanding suspect is described as a white male in his 30s with a thin build. At the time of the robbery, police say the suspect was wearing a light grey sweater, as well as a hoody and jogging pants (both black). The suspect was also reportedly wearing a black hat with a light-coloured visor and black running shoes.

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