Unprovoked Attack with Aerosol Irritant
Police charge a youth with a criminal charge after spraying victims in the face with an unknown substance.
On Saturday, July 4, 2020, shortly before 5:00 p.m., an unknown male riding an Ebike stopped and approached an Ancaster resident as he exited his car in a driveway in the area of Stonehenge Drive and Thoroughbred Boulevard. The suspect approached the male and threatened to spray him with mace while holding the can in his direction. The suspect decided not to spray and left the area on his Ebike.
On the same day, a second incident occurred shortly after 7:30 p.m., when a male and female inside their parked car at Ancaster Meadow Public School on Kitty Murray Lane in Ancaster was approached by a male on an Ebike. The same male suspect walked up to the car and sprayed them both with an unknown substance. The victims left the area immediately to a safe location where EMS was able to transport them both to the hospital for treatment.
Both attacks were unprovoked.
Hamilton Police Detectives canvassed the area and obtained surveillance video that identified the suspect.
Charged: Male youth (17-years-old) Ancaster resident
- Assault with weapon X 3
The male was released on a promise to appear in court.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Paul Kent at (905) 546-8963 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