Two days, two armed robberies at Hamilton convenience stores
Two Hamilton convenience stores have been robbed at gunpoint in the last two days.
On Wednesday at 11:30 p.m., two men barged into a convenience store on Fennell Avenue East near Upper Sherman with a handgun and an eight-inch blade.
They confronted the female clerk and ran from the store with cigarettes and cash. They were last seen going westbound behind the store.
Police were called and police dogs were brought in to track the men, but no one was found.
Both men were described as in the ir 20s. One wore a dark hoodie with a red balaclava.
The second man was wearing a dark nylon coat with a hood, a black toque and bandanna.
This robbery comes just a day after a Limeridge Road East convenience store was robbed at gunpoint.
There, a man armed with a gun demanded cigarettes and money and threatened to kill the clerk if he didn’t comply, police say.
As the thief was leaving, the clerk tried to call the police. The thief saw this, went back to the counter, pointed a gun at the clerk and threatened to kill him, police say.
Then he knocked over the computer screen with the barrel of the gun and demanded more cash and cigarettes before leaving and running away. The clerk was not injured.
Anyone with information about either incident should call police at 905-546-2991.