Hamilton Police are trying to identify a serial robbery suspect they believe is responsible for four commercial burglaries in the city center.
On November 11, 2021, just before 4:30 a.m., police say they were called to the Hasty Market at 225 John St. S., near Charlton Ave. E., by a man who demanded cash while he was armed with a gun.
Officers say he walked down Young Street.
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Later that day, shortly after 10:00 p.m., police say the same suspect entered the Big Bee convenience store at 155 Hunter St. W. in Caroline St. S., claiming he had a gun and demanding cash. Once again, they say he walked down Caroline St.
The next day, shortly after 6 p.m., police say he returned to the same Big Bee convenience store and demanded cash.
This time, officers say he was unsuccessful in taking off with money, but within minutes of leaving, he went to Durant Milk at 12 Robinson St, and after a brief fight with an employee, he fled with an unknown amount of cash.
Police have posted a tweet with images of the suspect describing him as follows:
• White man
• 25-35 years
• 5’9 to 5’11 tall
• Medium build
• Shaved head
• Numerous tattoos on both hands
The investigation has been taken over by the Break and Enter, Auto Theft and Robbery (BEAR) branch and detectives are appealing to area residents and businesses to check their security cameras for these dates and times and to contact the police. .
If you can identify the suspect or have information about these thefts, please contact Police Detective Patrick Cole at 905-546-8936 or Detective Sergeant Andrea Torrie at 905-546-2991.
To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or send your anonymous tips online to http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com
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