Hamilton police have arrested a man who is suspected of robbing an east-end gas bar on New Year's Day. 

A 28-year-old turned himself in after seeing his picture on a Wednesday evening newscast, police said in a release. He was charged with robbery.

Just before 2 a.m. on January 1, police say, two men entered the Esso Gas Station at 1334 Main St. E., near Kenilworth Avenue. Police said one of the men grabbed the attendant in a choke hold while the other man pulled open the cash drawer and grabbed the money. Both men then fled the scene on foot.

Police are still looking for a second suspect in this robbery case. Approximately 25-26 years old, he is seen in surveillance photos wearing light coloured blue jeans, a black winter jacket and what police described as "a cartoon-style grey wolf hat, complete with facial features (snout, eyes and ears)."

The Hamilton police's BEAR unit continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mark Mayner at 905-546-8938 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  


  • An earlier version of this story stated the man wearing the wolf hat had turned himself in to police. In fact, he remains at large, authorities say.
    Jan 23, 2014 4:02 PM ET