Hamilton Police are seeking to identify the suspect in an early December jewelry store robbery that took place on the West Mountain.
In a news release issued Wednesday (Jan. 6), police say that on December 5, 2020, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a man entered The Western Jewellery Store located inside the Westcliffe Mall, at 640 Mohawk Rd. West.
At the time, the man inquired about jewelry and was given the opportunity to hold a bracelet valued at approximately $3,000. The employee who was helping him then noted the man was now in possession of a handgun. The suspect then fled the store with the jewellery.
The employee was not physically injured during the incident, police said.
Through continued investigation, police say they learned the suspect had approached the store moments before it opened at 11:00 a.m. He was instructed to return after 11:00.
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The suspect is described as:
- Dark hair
- Black jacket with zipper
- Black hoodie with a yellow/red symbol
- White pants
- Black shoes
The Break Enter and Robbery Unit has taken over the investigation. After gathering and reviewing evidence, investigators are appealing to the public for assistance with identifying the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Adam Krasulja at 905-546-8935 or Detective Sergeant Torrie at 905-546-2991.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com