A 13-year-old boy was robbed during a game of hide-and-seek around Murray Street in Hamilton this weekend.

Around 10 p.m. on May 3, a group of children were playing in the area of Catherine Street North and Murray Street, Hamilton Police Service say.

During the game, a man approached one of the boys and demanded his phone. The man grabbed for the phone as the boy ran for help. The victim was not injured.

Police found a suspect in the area of Barton and Elgin Streets and he was arrested without incident.

A 49-year-old man of no fixed address is charged with robbery and was held for a bail hearing.