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Media Release

Release Date: December 5th, 2018 - 3:25pm

Originator: D/Sergeant Ron Hansen, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2315

Contact: Constable Gina Brunelle, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2364

Location: Burlington


Two Youths Arrested for Convenience Store Robbery in Burlington

On December 3rd 2018, the Hasty Market Convenience store located at 4265 Thomas Alton Blvd. in Burlington was robbed.

Shortly after 7:30 PM, two males, one armed with a knife, entered the store and ordered an employee and customer to move aside while they stole a quantity of vaping products from behind the counter.  The suspects then fled the store on foot and were last seen running northbound through the parking lot.

Police searched the area and located one of the males who had stolen property from the robbery in his possession.  Through further investigation, the second male was identified and has since been arrested.

Two youths aged 15 and 17 who cannot be identified because of their age are charged with robbery and wearing a disguise during the commission of an offence.  One of the youths was also charged with possession of property obtained by crime.  One was held for a bail hearing while the other was released on a Promise to Appear in Milton Youth Court on January 3rd 2019.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Gina Brunelle of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2364.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.