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Arrest Made After Two Attempted Robberies in Burlington

By Staff

March 31st, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest in relation to two attempted robberies that occurred in Burlington.

On March 30, 2022, at approximately 9:30 am, a female suspect attended the drive-thru of the Wendy’s located at 2387 Fairview Street in Burlington. The suspect demanded cash from an employee and indicated she had a gun. No gun was observed. The suspect drove away from the scene without receiving any funds.

At approximately 10:00 am the same day, the suspect attended Spry Convenience located at 2164 Mountain Grove Avenue in Burlington. She approached an employee inside the store and demanded cash. The suspect again indicated she had a gun, although no gun was observed. The suspect left the store a short time later without receiving any funds.

In both incidents, the suspect was observed to be driving a 2022 Dodge Ram pickup truck which had been reported stolen from Hamilton earlier in the day.

No physical injuries were sustained as a result of either attempted robbery.

As a result of the investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect. She was arrested in Toronto shortly after 1:00 pm. The stolen vehicle was also recovered in Toronto.

Sophia Voortman (19) of Hamilton has been charged with:

  • Robbery (2 counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order (2 counts)

Voortman has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

 

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