Police Seek Assistance Identifying Restaurant Arson Suspects

Hamilton Police continues to investigate after a restaurant on Hess Street was set on fire.  

On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, shortly after 4:30a.m., Hamilton Police and emergency partners responded to a commercial fire on Hess Street. The building sustained extensive damage resulting from the fire. No one was injured as the restaurant was closed at the time of the fire.

This incident is being investigated as a targeted arson however the motive is still under investigation. Police do not believe that this fire is linked to any other active investigations at this time.

Hamilton Police are appealing for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the arson.

Suspect One
  • Male
  • Heavy build
  • long hair pulled up in a "man bun"
  • dark beard
  • dark long sleeve shirt
  • dark pants with a logo on the left leg
  • dark shoes
Suspect Two
  • Male
  • slender build
  • short
  • fresh hair cut with a receding hair line on the top of his head
  • dark shirt
  • dark pants

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect or any other information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Greg Blunsden by calling 905-540-5085.

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