Arrests Made in Series of Gunpoint Pharmacy Robberies

Hamilton Police have made two arrests in relation to a recent string of armed Pharmacy robberies.

On Tuesday, December 29, 2020 and Sunday, January 3, 2021, a lone suspect robbed two east end pharmacies at gunpoint. In the second robbery, the pharmacist prevented the suspect from obtaining narcotics in the store.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, two male suspects, armed with handguns attended a pharmacy in Grimsby and took a large quantity of narcotics.

The spree continued on Friday, January 8, 2021 at a pharmacy in Binbrook, on Monday, January 18, 2021 at a pharmacy in Dundas and also on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at a pharmacy on the west mountain. In each instance, the two suspects were armed with handguns and made threats to employees. They were able to obtain a large quantity of narcotics.

In early February, Hamilton Police executed search warrants at four separate residences in the City of Hamilton. Police recovered stolen narcotics, evidence of the robberies and other evidence indicative of drug trafficking.

Police have arrested and charged:



Scott Royal-Thomas ANDERSON

  • 34 Years Old, Hamilton


  • Robbery with a firearm x 8
  • Robbery with intent to steal x 1
  • Point firearm x 1
  • Disguise with intent x 6
  • Possession Contrary to Order x 6



  • 25 Years Old, Hamilton
  • Robbery with a firearm x7
  • Disguise with intent x4
  • Fail to comply probation x8
  • Possession contrary to order x4
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Proceeds of Crime under $5000
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x7 (Oxycodone, Hydromophone, Morphine, Benzodiazepines, Amphetamines, Codeine, Cocaine)


If you have any additional information that can assist in this investigation please call Detective Constable Wayne Potter 905-540-6342, Detective Constable Matt Robinson or Detective Sergeant Andrea Torrie 905-546-2991.

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