Police Seek Assistance in Identifying a Suspicious Male

Hamilton Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspicious male who chased a group of teens while in possession of a knife.

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Hamilton Police attended the area of Locke Street and Melbourne Street for a report of a male chasing several teens. Once on scene, police spoke with the group. They advised they were walking northbound on Locke Street when they observed a male who was walking towards them and who appeared to be focusing on one of the female teens. Another female in the group verbally confronted the suspicious male. He then ran towards them with what was believed to be a knife in his hand. The teens separated and the suspect briefly chased the female who had confronted him. He was unable to catch up to the teen and was last seen running westbound on Melbourne Street.

Officers conducted a thorough search of the immediate area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Hamilton Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the male.

With the information available, police believe the male was in possession of a knife at the time of the incident. If seen, police are instructing the public not to approach him but to contact 911 immediately. 

No one was physically injured in the incident.


  • Male
  • Black
  • 20-30-years-of-age
  • Medium build
  • Short black hair
  • Bright neon yellow slush pants
  • Grey t-shirt with bright red/orange #95 on the back
  • Black shoes with a white sole
  • Wearing a blue surgical mask
  • Black knife 6-8'

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Sami Haddad by calling 905-546-3816 or Detective Sergeant Dave Oleniuk at (905)546-3833.

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