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Media Release

Release Date: September 19th, 2019 - 8:26am

Originator: Staff Sergeant, Gerard KELLY, Uniform, 905.825.4747 Ext. 2305 or Ext. 2310

Contact: D/Constable, Blair BOLTON , Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905.825.4747 ext. 2323 or 2316

Location: Burlington


Police canine arrests a robbery culprit in the City of Burlington

Police canine arrests a robbery culprit in the City of Burlington

On Thursday September 19, 2019 at approximately 5:00 am, a lone male culprit entered a 711 convenience store located at Guelph Line and Prospect Street in the City of Burlington. 

The culprit was hiding his face by pulling his shirt up and was carrying a large metal pipe.  The male culprit confronted the store clerk and demanded money.  The clerk provided the culprit an amount of money and he then fled the store.  The store clerk was not injured in this incident. 

At approximately 5:30 am, a homeowner in the area of Dynes Road and Woodward Avenue in the City of Burlington reported to police that an intruder was on their property.  The homeowners became aware that a male person was on top of their roof of their bungalow style single family home.   A homeowner came outside and confronted the male person who came down from the roof.  The male culprit threatened the homeowner and indicated that he had a weapon.  The male culprit then ran off from this residence.  The homeowner was not injured in this brief interaction

Halton Regional Police Service canine officers and uniform officers set up a perimeter in the Dynes Road area.  A canine track was commenced which lead officers to a townhouse complex nearby on Dynes Road.  At 6:20 am, police located the male culprit hiding in a garage in this townhouse complex and he was arrested without incident.   The male culprit had broken into the garage at this location. 

Police were able to recover an amount of money and the metal pipe believed to have been used in the original robbery incident.  There are no further public safety concerns in this incident.

A male person named Shad Atkin , 31 years old from the City of Burlington is charged with the following Criminal Code offences:   

  • Robbery
  • Wearing a disguise to commit a criminal offence
  • Uttering a threat to cause death
  • Trespassing at night
  • Breaking and entering  
  • He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in the Town of Milton for a bail hearing.  Police want to remind the public that the person charged in this incident is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

    Anyone with information about this robbery incident is asked to contact the Halton Regional Police Service - 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905.825.4747 extension 2323 or 2315 or 2316.

    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.