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Media Release

Release Date: May 21st, 2019 - 2:45pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Crystal Kelly, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2315

Contact: Detective, Steve Siomra, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2343

Location: Burlington

UPDATE: Halton Police Investigate Burlington Gas Station Robbery

The Halton Regional Police Service has identified, arrested and charged a male from Burlington in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on May 16, 2019.

During the investigation it was determined that the same suspect had also committed offences at a local restaurant and motel.

Michael Jess (46) of Burlington has been charged with the following offences:

  • Robbery with a Weapon
  • Mischief Under $5000
  • Fraudulently Obtain Food
  • Fail to Comply Undertaking (2 Counts)

Jess was held for a bail hearing on May 21, 2019 and was remanded into custody.

Thank you to the many members of the public who assisted in this investigation.

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


The Halton Regional Police are currently investigating a gas station robbery that occurred in the City of Burlington on May 16th, 2019.

At approximately 4:49 pm, a lone male suspect entered the Petro Canada Gas Station located at 1200 Walkers Line in Burlington.  The male was armed with a knife and confronted the lone employee of the gas station.  The suspect stole cash from behind the counter before leaving in a dark colored Chevy Cruze 4 door hatchback.  The gas station employee did not suffer any injuries as a result of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a male with light complexion, balding red hair with a beard, approximately 45-55 years of age, 5'10" - 6'0" with an average build and hoop earrings in both ears.  The suspect was wearing a black jacket, black pants and white Adidas running shoes.  Suspect was armed with a small pocket knife.

A photo of the suspect is attached.  The male in this photograph is a suspect in this crime, but please be reminded that persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone who may have any additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Stephen Siomra of the Halton Regional Police at 905-825-4747 ext. 2343.

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