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Media Release

Release Date: September 7th, 2020 - 2:58pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Jared McLeod, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747, ext. 2385

Contact: D/Constable, Colin MacLeod, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747, ext. 2357

Location: Burlington


Halton Police Arrest Teen After Robbery at Esso Gas Station in Burlington

The Halton Regional Police Service has concluded a robbery investigation which occurred at an Esso Gas Station in the City of Burlington on September 6th, 2020.

At approximately 6:10am on Sunday September 6th, 2020, a lone male entered the Esso Gas Station located on Plains Road and proceeded to jump over the counter with a knife in his hand.   The lone male lunged towards the store clerk causing the victim to put his hands up in order to defend himself.  As a result of this altercation, the victim's hand was cut by the knife.  The male continued to lunge towards the victim who proceeded to run into the main store area to get away from the knife welding male.  The lone male then proceeded to grab approximately $550 cash from the till before fleeing the Esso on foot.

The victim immediately contacted 911 and police and ambulance responded.   The victim suffered a large cut to one finger and had the tip of another finger cut off.  The victim was transported by ambulance to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital where he received a number of stitches.  The victim was eventually released from hospital after receiving medical treatment.

Investigation by Halton Police revealed that the lone male had attended the Esso Gas Station on September 5th, 2020 at approximately 6:00am and had attempted to break in through the back door.  The male was confronted by the victim at that time and fled the scene.  As a result, police identified a 16 year old male responsible for the robbery.   

On Monday September 7th, 2020, investigators located and arrested the 16 year old male outside of his residence in the City of Burlington. 

Police executed a search warrant at this residence and as a result of the search; Halton Police located and seized a knife, cell phone, clothing and recovered Canadian Currency.

Investigation by the Burlington Criminal Investigation Bureau has led to the following charges against a 16 year old young offender from Burlington whose identity cannot be released:

  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Attempt Break and Enter

The Young Offender was held for bail and will appear in Milton Court on September 8th, 2020.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Colin MacLeod of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2357.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously 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.