Milton Convenience Store Robbed at Gunpoint

 

An armed robbery suspect is on the run after a Milton convenience store was held up at gunpoint.

The incident took place on Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m.

That’s when a male entered the Hasty Market at 1270 Main St. E.

The suspect waited for other customers to leave, Halton police allege, then approached the store clerk and pulled a gun, pointing it at the victim and demanding cash from the till.

Money was handed over by the clerk and the male fled through the back of the store in an easterly direction.

The victim wasn’t injured.

The suspect is described as black, in his 20’s, with a slim build. He stands 5-foot-10, wearing glasses, and was dressed in all black: baseball hat, hoodie, track pants, shoes, backpack, and armed with a black handgun.

There was a significant amount of pedestrian traffic in the area at the time of the robbery, say police, and investigators are asking anyone who may have seen the suspect to contact investigators.

The suspect was captured on the store’s video surveillance system.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Tom Hockney of the 1 District criminal investigations bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2491 or Crime Stoppers (See Something, Hear Something, Say Something) at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201”with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Image courtesy of Halton Regional Police

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