Hamilton Man arrested for Tim Hortons’s Robbery

A Hamilton man was arrested overnight after an armed robbery took place in the City’s East End.

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, shortly after 11:00 p.m., a male entered Tim Hortons in the east end of Hamilton, ordered a beverage then proceeded to tell the Tim Hortons employee he was armed with a knife. The male demanded all the money in the cash register, and then proceeded to pull out the knife and point it at the employee.

As this was occurring, the employee managed to get the attention of another staff member, who was working the drive-thru window at the time. The staff member sought the help of a customer, who then called for police.

The employees complied with the suspect’s directions, removing the cash till from the register and handing it over to the suspect. The suspect then proceeded to exit the Tim Hortons and was seen fleeing the area on a bicycle.

The employees provided police with a description and direction of travel for the suspect. With the information provided by witnesses, police searched, eventually locating the suspect in the area of Roxborough Avenue and Tuxedo Avenue North, where he was arrested.

Investigators seized evidence related to the robbery. On Thursday, April 22, 2021, his matter was addressed at the John Sopinka Courthouse.

The employees did not incur any physical injuries.



  • Jamie Shannon LANE

            38 year-old, Hamilton

  • Robbery
  • Utter threat to cause death
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Fail to comply probation

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Patrick Cole by calling 905-546-8934.

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