It gets dangerous out there sometimes; 20 year old male gets beaten by thugs on Brant Street.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON  September 25, 2012  while sitting on a bench late in the evening with a female friend a 20 year old Burlington male was assaulted while trying to recover a backpack a thief had snatched.

Shortly after midnight on September 23rd, a man and woman were seated at a bench in the area of Brant Street and Ghent Avenue, Burlington. A backpack belonging to the female was placed on the ground next to the bench.

A man, unknown to the man and the woman, approached the two, stole the backpack and began to run. The male  gave chase, and caught up with the thief and tried to recover the backpack.

Moments later, three accomplices jumped out of a car parked nearby and began beating up on the male who was trying to recover the backpack.

Four to one is tough to handle – the thieves beat up on the male and then took off and fled in the car.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

The ‘Element’ backpack contained a quantity of cash, identification and some small personal items.

The vehicle the thieves fled in was an  older model, black, four door sedan.

The suspects were described as male, black in their 20’s, wearing dark clothing. The first suspect was described as having short hair.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 x2315, 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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