Police Seek Assistance from the Public with East Mountain Assault with a Weapon
On Thursday, February 4, 2021, shortly before 12:00 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to the shopping plaza located at Upper Gage Avenue and Lincoln Alexander Parkway for an assault. The 27 year-old male victim who is autistic, was walking alone when he was the random target of an attack.
The victim was attacked from behind by three male suspects while a fourth person remained in a nearby vehicle. One of the male suspects sprayed the victim with a substance similar to bear spray.
After the assault, all three suspects fled to the nearby vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene.
The victim received treatment for minor injuries, including the irritant that was sprayed.
The vehicle involved is a four door black Ford Fusion, approximately 2010, with winter tires on the front and regular tires on the rear.
Detectives are appealing to the public, in the identification of the three suspects.
The irritant was sprayed on the victim by suspect three.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Tim Knapp at 905-546-2389 or Detective Sergeant Marco Delconte at 905-546-3851.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com