Prolific Break and Enter Suspect Arrested

With the assistance of a homeowner, Hamilton Police have identified an out of town couple who are related to a string of break and enter incidents.

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the owner of a residence in the area of Queenston Road and Pottruff Road North returned home in time to observe a male leave his residence after breaking in. He followed the male to a local motel and contacted police. The suspect left the motel prior to police arrival and attended a jewelry buyer store. He was located there and arrested while in the process of selling some of the recently stolen property. He was also found to be in possession of a large amount of American currency, jewelry and identification not belonging to him.

Through continued investigation, detectives applied for a search warrant for the motel room. On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the warrant was granted and during the execution, police located additional stolen property which also included electronic devices belonging to the Waterloo Regional School Board and other items that proved to be the fruit of another break and enter in the city of Hamilton.

A 34-year-old Cambridge woman who was present in the room was arrested and taken into police custody.

Both arrested parties appeared in court on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

The investigation remains open as detectives continue to identify stolen property and return them to their rightful owners.


  • Randy Hall, male, 33-years-of-age from Brantford


  • Break and enter X2
  • Fail to comply release order X4
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000
  • Fail to comply probation
  • Adult identity theft X2


  • Jecenta Duffy, female, 34-years-of-age from Cambridge


  • Fail to comply undertaking

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Ben Thibodeau by calling 905-546-2907.

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