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Media Release

Release Date: November 28th, 2019 - 2:04pm

Originator: Detective, Candido Moniz, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2316

Contact: D/Constable, Matt Spina, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2316

Location: Burlington


Police Looking for Owners of Property Recovered After Arrest of ‘Under Armour Bandit’

The Halton Regional Police Service has arrested two people after a series of residential break and enters dating back to January, 2019 in Burlington. 

Joseph Allen (49) of Hamilton has been charged with break and enter (x14).

Carol Brown (69) of Hamilton has been charged with break and enter (x14). 

The suspect of these break and enters came to be referred to as the 'Under Armour Bandit' because of the unique shoe impressions that were identified at the scene of multiple entries.

Both accused were arrested on Saturday, November 23 and investigators executed two search warrants at residences in Hamilton. During those searches, property was recovered that is believed to have been stolen from the break and enters. 

If you are a victim of a residential break-in that took place in Burlington between the dates of October 2018 and November 2019 please click the link below and review the photos on our Flickr account.

Link to property photos: CLICK HERE

If you are the rightful owner and can identify any of the property please contact us.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and additional charges are expected to be laid. Anyone who may have additional information concerning this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Matt Spina of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2338 or the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau general line at 905-825-4747 ext. 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.

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