Not the best way to start the year for a Burlington bandit.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  January 5th, 2013   A 39-year-old Burlington resident didn’t wait to be identified by those who knew him; after robbing a Burlington convenience store New Year’s Eve and being captured on a video camera, waving a long knife and tapping it on the store counter, Adam Craig Cipolla walked into the Waterfront Hotel on Lakeshore Road at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5th, 2013, approached the reception clerk and demanded money

He left empty-handed after learning that there was no money accessible.  The clerk immediately called the Halton Regional Police.  No weapon was seen and the clerk was not injured.

Minutes later, the man was seen nearby and was arrested by uniform patrol officers

Look closely – that is a very large knife this robber is threatening a store clerk with.  Police believe the robber to be Adam Craig Cipolla who later attempted to rob a desk clerk at the Waterfront Hotel.

Adam Craig Cipolla, 39 years, of Burlington has been charged with:  Robbery,  Robbery with a Weapon and is being  held for a Bail Hearing.

Police released security camera footage on Friday and asked the public for help in identifying the convenience store robber.  The footage is shown below.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at (905) 825-4747, extension 2315; 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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