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Hamilton Police share pics of car-theft suspect

Hamilton Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a recent car robbery.

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, shortly before 7:00 p.m, Hamilton Police say they responded to a report of shoplifting at the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 232 Cannon Street East.

Witnesses told responding officers that a man entered the store and attended the cosmetic counter.

After pocketing several items, the man fled the store and was observed entering a stolen silver 2006 Toyota Matrix, police say. The vehicle was last seen travelling south on West Avenue North.

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, shortly after 8:30 a.m. Hamilton Police say they responded to a report of a robbery outside a convenience store in the area of Main Street East and Sanford Avenue South.

Moments before the incident, a man reports that he was inside the convenience store where he obtained money from an ATM and purchased cigarettes.

Once outside the store, he was approached from the rear by a man claiming to have a gun and demanded money. The suspect reached into the victim’s pocket and removed the cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled the area on foot. No firearm was seen.

No one was injured during both incidents.

Through continued investigation, police have established the male suspect is associated with the suspect in the recent car robbery of a silver Toyota Matrix.

Hamilton Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect involved in the two incidents.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Thin build
  • Light brown hair
  • Tattoo on the left side of the neck
  • Black baseball cap with a blue bandana
  • Grey tweed coat
  • Dark coloured shirt
  • Red gloves

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation’s Branch Detectives by calling 905-546-4861.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

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