Man suddenly robs convenience store while friend buys candy
Two men walked into a Hamilton convenience store with very different intentions Wednesday – one wanted to rob the place, while the other just wanted some candy.
It happened around 10:20 p.m. when two men went into the J&J convenience store at 195 John St N. One of the men reached across the counter, grabbed the clerk’s shirt and demanded money. He ripped the man’s shirt, but didn’t make off with any cash, police say.
“The second man was shopping for candy oblivious to the other’s intention to rob the store,” a police news release reads.
The robbery suspect ran out of the store alone. Police were called, and they found the second man who bought the candy sitting on the front porch of a nearby home. He was arrested and taken to the police station to be interviewed, but was released unconditionally, police say.
Officers are still looking for the other man. The 49-year-old man who was working in the store wasn’t injured.