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Mom and son charged with 14 'Under Armour bandit' robberies in Burlington: police

A mother and son responsible for a series of residential break ins, police say, have both been arrested and charged with 14 counts of breaking and entering. One came to be known as the "Under Armour bandit."

Investigators recovered stolen items including jewelry, watches and pool cues

Halton Police searched two Hamilton residences and found a stash of items they believe were stolen in the break ins. (Halton Regional Police Service)

A mother and son — one of whom police believe is the "Under Armour bandit" — have been arrested and charged with 14 burglaries in Burlington, dating back to January of this year. 

"Unique shoe impressions" were left at several break in scenes, which police say led them to nickname their suspect, in reference to the shoe brand. It is unclear at this time whether the moniker belongs to mother or son.

Police arrested two Hamilton residents — a 49-year-old man and his mother, a 69-year-old woman — last Saturday after executing two search warrants and recovering what they believe to be stolen property from several burglaries. 

Both were charged with 14 counts of breaking and entering, and police believe one of them is the "bandit."

A full list of belongings recovered by police from burglaries in Burlington between October of 2018 and November of this year is available here.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and they expect more charges to be laid. 

Anyone with additional information can contact Detective Constable Matt Spina of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2338.

Recovered items included pool cues, seen here. (Halton Regional Police Service)