Two Males Charged in Commercial Robbery

Two males have been arrested in relation to a robbery that took place on Hamilton’s mountain.

On Thursday, March 24, 2022 multiple suspects attended and entered the Koodo/Telus mobile on Upper James Street. Two of the males brandished firearms to the sole employee in the store and demanded merchandise and cash. The employee was struck in the head during the incident and received minor physical injuries. The suspects fled in an awaiting vehicle.

On Monday, March 28, 2022, Hamilton Police assisted Peel Regional Police with the arrest of three robbery suspects. The suspects were located in Hamilton and a loaded firearm was recovered during their arrest. This investigation provided investigative information leading to the arrest of two suspects in relation to the Koodo/Telus Upper James Street Robbery.

Vashon WARD, male
 - 19-years-of-age of Toronto

- Robbery with a Firearm
- Disguise with Intent
- Possession Under $5,000
- Occupant of Stolen Motor Vehicle

Justin HICKS, male
- 20-years-of-age of Welland

- Possession Under $5,000
- Fail to Comply with Probation
- Occupant of Stolen Motor Vehicle

WARD and HICKS remain in custody.

Hamilton Police continue to investigate and are seeking additional suspects from this incident.

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Constable Mark Shaw at 905-546-8939 or Staff Sergeant Andrea Torrie 905-546-2991 of the Hamilton Police BEAR Unit.  

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