Footprint resulted in the arrest of two: both charged with 14 break and enter incidents. See if any of the property is yours.

Crime 100By Staff

November 28th, 2019



Police rely heavily on finger prints and DNA as evidence in identifying a suspect and attaching them to a crime.

Footprints are not something police usually rely upon.

That changed for the Halton Regional Police Service officers who very much wanted to capture two people who had left distinguishing foot prints at crime scenes

Police arrested two people after a series of residential break and enters dating back to January, 2019 in Burlington. The unique shoe impressions that were identified at the scene of multiple entries and some solid detective work led to the arrest of:

Joseph Allen (49) of Hamilton has been charged with break and enter (x14).

Carol Brown (69) of Hamilton has been charged with break and enter (x14).

The suspects of these break and enters came to be referred to as the ‘Under Armour Bandit’ because of the foot wear.

Both accused were arrested on Saturday, November 23; after investigators executed two search warrants at residences in Hamilton police were able to recover property that is believed to have been stolen from the break and enters.

“If you are a victim of a residential break-in that took place in Burlington between the dates of October 2018 and November 2019 please click the link to  review the photos on our Flickr account.

Broach carvedgold chainSaks watch“If you are the rightful owner and can identify any of the property please contact us.”

The investigation is ongoing at this time and additional charges are expected to be laid. Anyone who may have additional information concerning this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Matt Spina of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2338 or the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau general line at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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