Downtown Robbery Suspect Arrested

Hamilton Police have identified and arrested a male in relation to a string of street robberies in the downtown core. The investigation is ongoing as police continue to work to solve the remaining incidents.

Members of the Hamilton Police Service have continued to investigate a series of street robberies that occurred between Friday, August 21 and Monday, August 24, 2020. During the robberies, the victims were walking alone or waiting for public transit when the suspect approached on a bicycle and snatched their cellphone or attempted to grab their backpack.

After obtaining surveillance video, police identified and arrested a suspect. He was taken into custody without incident. His matter has been addressed at the John Sopinka Courthouse where he faced charges related to two robberies.

The investigation is ongoing as four of the street robberies remain unsolved.


  • Ronald Fidler, 38-year-old male from Hamilton


  • Robbery X2
  • Fail to attend court

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Constable John Arcaro by calling 905-546-3818 or 905-961-1876 or Acting Detective Sergeant Amanda Gill at 905-546-3833.

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