Hamilton Police Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

Hamilton Police are actively investigating two robberies that occurred in late October on the Hamilton Mountain and are reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying the suspect involved.

On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at approximately 2:00 a.m., an unidentified suspect entered the Pioneer Gas Bar located near Upper Gage Avenue and Crockett Street. The suspect approached the counter, brandishing a firearm, and demanded money before fleeing on foot southbound on Upper Gage Avenue.

Similarly, on Friday, October 27, 2023, just after 2:00 a.m., an unknown suspect targeted the Shell Gas Station on Fennell Avenue East at Upper Ottawa Street. This time, the suspect wielded a large knife, made a demand for money at the counter, and subsequently fled westbound on Fennell Avenue East. In both incidents, the businesses experienced a loss of Canadian currency, while fortunately, no physical injuries were sustained by anyone involved.


Suspect Description:


Height: 5’9 – 6’0

Muscular/large build

Attire: Green hooded sweater, dark pants, black shoes

Accessories: White medical mask, black baseball hat, work gloves, and a black backpack.


Hamilton Police are urgently seeking the public's cooperation in identifying this suspect. If you possess any information regarding the suspect's identity or any details that may aid in the investigation, please contact Detective Constable Carolyn Crnac at 905-540-6329 or Detective Sergeant Shane Groombridge at 905-546-2991 from the Hamilton Police BEAR Unit.

To share information anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit tips online at Crime Stoppers Hamilton. Your assistance could be crucial in helping and ensuring the safety of our community.

Hamilton Police appreciate the collaboration of the public in resolving these matters and maintaining the safety of our neighborhoods.