Hamilton, Ontario ,

Unknown Male Enters Mountain Homes in Early Morning

Hamilton Police are appealing to the public in an attempt to identify a male suspect responsible for two home break-ins in the Rexford Drive neighbourhood.

On November 18, 2019, shortly before 5:00 a.m., Police received a call of a male suspect who broke into a residence on Rexford Drive. The homeowner was awoken by a noise inside their residence and found the suspect inside holding a knife. The suspect demanded money and food from the homeowner. The suspect left once a quantity of money was turned over.

While investigating this incident, shortly after 5:30 am, Police received another call of a male suspect who broke into a residence on Rosewell Street. Again, the homeowner was awoken by the suspect who was armed with a knife. The suspect demanded money and food from the homeowner and eventually left empty-handed.

In both incidents, the suspect assured the homeowners that he would not harm them and engaged in conversation that leads them to believe he was hungry and homeless. They were not injured.

The Police K-9 Unit searched the area for the suspect, however, he was not located.

Hamilton Mountain Detectives are following up the investigation and the ACTION Unit will be in the area canvassing for witnesses and security surveillance video.

Police are requesting residents in the area to check their home security systems for any suspicious activity that occurred during the time of these incidents. Hamilton Police are also reminding homeowners to ensure they secure their doors and windows and notify the police immediately of any suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods.

Suspect Description:

  • White male, 40-50 years-old,
  • 5’6” to 5'9" tall, medium build,
  • Clean-shaven, hazel eyes, salt and pepper hair, shaved on the sides and a ponytail on top
  • Multiple piercings in one ear, several rings on his hands and a heart tattoo on one of his wrists
  • Wearing a dark blue or grey long hooded winter jacket, dark pants and dark shoes
  • Spoke with a lisp or European accent.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into these crimes you are asked to contact Division 3, Criminal Investigation Branch, Detective Constable Fabiano Mendes at 905 546-8967 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 at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com