For Immediate release:

Hamilton Police Service is warning the public about a series of robberies that have originated through Backpages or other escort service sites.

Over the past month, the Hamilton Police Service has received several complaints from people who have arrived at prearranged locations and robbed of their valuables. The suspect(s) have been – on occasion – armed when committing the offences.

Investigators wish to caution people who respond to these ads that they are placing themselves in compromising and dangerous situations when engaging in these types of rendezvous.

Furthermore, investigators believe that there are numerous people who have been victimized over the past month and who have elected not to report the crime. These individuals are urged to come forward and report the incidents.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective James Simpson by calling 905-546-4861.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at


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