Hamilton, Ontario ,

24-Hour Robbery Spree Leads to Arrest

On October 11, 2018, just shortly before 12:00 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to a pharmacy robbery in the area of Queenston Road and Nash Road, Hamilton. A suspect armed with a knife entered the pharmacy and attempted to rob the pharmacist of narcotics. He was unsuccessful and the victims did not sustain any injuries.

Later that night shortly before 6:30 p.m., the same suspect robbed a variety store in the area of Melvin Avenue causing the employee minor injuries from a punch to the head. No weapon was used and no merchandise was stolen.

On October 12, 2018, the same suspect walked into the TD bank on Queenston Road. He passed a note demanding cash and fled from the area with a small quantity of cash. No one was injured.


Franklin Lewis (28-years-old) Hamilton resident

  • Robbery x 3
  • Fail to comply to a probation x 3

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Constable Lisa Chapman by calling 905-546-8936 or Staff Sergeant Emidio Evangelista 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