Armed robbery suspect sentenced to 6 years for 2011 hold up of Don Deez Clothing.

By Staff

March 13, 2014


The wheels of justice grind slowly in Canada but it is usually fully served.

On June 13th 2011, two assailants entered Don Deez Clothing Limited at 390 Martha Street in Burlington, one of which was armed with a handgun.

The lone employee struggled with one of the assailants before breaking free and fleeing down some stairs located at the back of the store when a gunshot was heard.

 The assailants fled the store however a trail of blood led police to the location of some stolen clothing and the involved firearm which had been discarded in some bushes.

Investigators determined that one of the assailants sustained a gunshot during the robbery attempt and that person was eventually identified as Jamar Andre FRANCIS (25 yrs) of Silverstone Dr. in Etobicoke.  He was ultimately arrested and charged with Robbery Using a Firearm.

FRANCIS was found guilty and on March 7th 2014, he was sentenced to a jail term of 6-years however he will receive credit for the time already spent in custody.

The second assailant has yet to be identified.  It will be tough for Francis to get parole as long as he keeps the name of his partner to himself.

Anyone with information that can identify the second assailant is encouraged to call 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 X2343 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS(8477), through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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