Male Arrested for Downtown Street Robbery

A 40-year-old Hamilton man is scheduled to appear in court later today in relation to a street robbery. Two male victims were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injures.

On Monday, November 2, 2020, shortly after 9:30 p.m., members of the Hamilton Police Service responded to the area of King Street East and Emerald Street North for reports of a stabbing incident. Once on scene, officers secured the area and located a male matching the suspect description provided to police. He was immediately arrested without incident. He was found to be in possession of a knife which was believed to have been used during the incident.

Two adult male victims were located a short time later approximately 400 meters away from the scene. They were transported to the hospital for further medical treatment. Their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

Detectives from the Central Station Criminal Investigations Bureau continue to investigate the incident. They have learned the victims were in the area of Cannon Street East and Smith Avenue when they were approached by the suspect. A brief verbal interaction occurred between the males before the suspect assaulted them while in possession of a knife and demanding cash.

A 40-year-old Hamilton man is scheduled to have his matter addressed at the John Sopinka Courthouse later today. He is facing several charges related to the incident as well as violations to previous court-ordered conditions.


  • Hamilton man, 40-years-of–age


  • Assault with a weapon
  • Aggravated assault
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of weapon contrary to order X2
  • Robbery X2

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Amanda Gill by calling 905-546-3818

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