Hamilton,
16
March
2020
|
08:18
America/New_York

Detectives Continue to Investigate Two Car Robberies

Not actual vehicle

On Friday night a male confronted two people in an attempt to steal their vehicles. He was successful in one incident. The male and vehicle are currently outstanding.

On Friday, March 13, 2020, shortly after 8:00 p.m., the complainant was sitting in the front passenger seat of her Dodge Ram pickup truck in the parking lot of Dundurn Plaza. The plaza is located at the intersection of Dundurn Street South and Main Street West. At that time, an unknown male approached and attempted to gain entry to the vehicle. The complainant’s husband was exiting a store and observed the male’s actions. He yelled at the male, scaring him off. The male was last seen running eastbound as he crossed Dundurn Street.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., Hamilton Police received information about a similar incident in the area of Locke Street North and York Boulevard. Officers responded immediately and met the complainant who advised she had just parked her vehicle on the road when she was approached by an unknown male. He initiated a conversation and then demanded the keys to her car. Once in possession of the keys, the male entered the vehicle and drove off as the complainant and her passenger fled to a nearby home where they contacted police. Her vehicle is described as a silver, 2006 Toyota Matrix with Ontario licence plate 107YEX.

Through continued investigation, police believe one male is responsible for the two incidents and at the time, he was in possession of a weapon that resembled a handgun.

SUSPECT

  • Male
  • Non- white
  • 5’10” in height
  • Slim build
  • Clean-shaven
  • Dark coloured hoodie covering his head
  • Dark coloured pants

No injuries were incurred during the two incidents.

At this time, the suspect and the vehicle remain outstanding and if observed do not approach, contact 911 immediately.

Residents in the area of Locke Street North and York Boulevard are urged to check their surveillance cameras for any suspicious activity and to call police.

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

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