Hamilton police are searching for a man believed to be responsible for two home break-ins in the Rexford Dr neighbourhood, 30 mins apart.
On Tuesday shortly before 5:00 a.m., police say they received a call regarding a male suspect who allegedly broke into a residence on Rexford Dr. Police say the homeowner “was awoken by a noise inside their residence and found the suspect inside holding a knife”.
The suspect reportedly demanded money and food from the homeowner before leaving after money was turned over, according to police.
Police say they received another call at 5:30 a.m. the same morning, regarding a male suspect who broke into a residence on Rosewell St.
Police say the second incident mirrored the first.
“Again, the homeowner was awoken by the suspect who was armed with a knife. The suspect demanded money and food from the homeowner and eventually left empty-handed,” said police.
“In both incidents, the suspect assured the homeowners that he would not harm them and engaged in conversation that leads them to believe he was hungry and homeless. They were not injured.”
Police released the following description of the suspect:
- White male, 40-50 years-old,
- 5’6″ to 5’9″ tall, medium build,
- Clean-shaven, hazel eyes, salt, and pepper hair, shaved on the sides and a ponytail on top
- Multiple piercings in one ear, several rings on his hands and a heart tattoo on one of his wrists
- Wearing a dark blue or grey long hooded winter jacket, dark pants, and dark shoes
- Spoke with a lisp or European accent.
“Police are requesting residents in the area to check their home security systems for any suspicious activity that occurred during the time of these incidents. Hamilton Police are also reminding homeowners to ensure they secure their doors and windows and notify the police immediately of any suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods,” said Hamilton police.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into these crimes you are asked to contact Division 3, Criminal Investigation Branch, Detective Constable Fabiano Mendes at 905 546-8967 or Detective Sergeant Marco DelConte at 905-546-3851.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.