Arrest Made After Several Violent Incidents in the Downtown Area

Hamilton Police have made an arrest after several violent incidents which occurred on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

At 7:55 p.m., a lone male suspect entered the Hasty Market at 225 John Street South, approached a staff member, demanded cash, then proceeded to assault the victim with a black baton/pipe. The suspect continued to engage in mischief throughout the store then fled the area on foot.

At 8:03 p.m., on the same date, the same suspect attended the City Mart located at 23 King Street East, enters the store and begins to assault the lone employee with what appears to be the same metal baton/pipe. The victim was able to flee and the suspect fled the area on foot.

At 8:12 p.m., the same suspect was walking westbound on King Street where he uses the metal baton/pipe weapon to assault a bystander.

One of the victims was seriously injured and was transported to hospital.

The investigation has been taken over by the Break and Enter, Auto Theft and Robbery (BEAR) Branch.



  • 36-year-old male from Hamilton


  • Two counts of Robbery with Intent to steal
  • Assault with a Weapon

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Constable Sarah Ricker at 905-546-8938 or Staff Sergeant Andrea Torrie 905-546-2991 of the Hamilton Police BEAR Unit.

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