The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton police make arrests in robberies
A man and a woman face multiple charges tied to the incidents — one involving a machete
Two people have been charged in connection with a pair of commercial robberies last month — one of which turned violent and left store employees seriously injured, Hamilton police say.
Police said in a release that the suspects — neither of whom is from Hamilton — were arrested Feb. 25.
The suspects had been wanted since around 9 p.m. on Feb. 11 when police allege they entered a business near South Service and Fifty roads demanding money and brandishing a machete. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. No one was injured.
But a week later, around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, police said the same two suspects entered a convenience store on Hess and King streets demanding cigarettes and money. Two store employees were assaulted with a machete and a Taser during the robbery, police allege, leaving them with “life-altering” injuries.
A 33-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with four counts of robbery, two counts each of disguise with intent and aggravated assault, and one count each of assault with a weapon and obstructing police.
A 39-year-old woman of Niagara Falls faces two counts of robbery.
Police are still looking for a third suspect tied to the robberies, a 25-year-old of no fixed address believed to be in Toronto or Peel
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Const. Boris Iveljic at 905-540-6327, Det. Const. Mike Suffoletta at 9055368936 or Det. Sgt. Shane Groombridge at 905-546-2991.
To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.