Police have "person of interest" on video - replica grenade left on service counter.

Crime 100By Staff

January 13, 2015


Halton Regional Police investigators have viewed the surveillance video from the Metro grocery store at Appleby Line and Upper Middle Road and are interested in identifying and speaking with an elderly white male depicted in the attached photos.

metro one suspect walking in

Police would like to identify this man.

This male was seen at the customer service counter at on Saturday January 10th 2015 at approximately 1:22 pm. Shortly after the male left the counter, the inert grenade was located.

metro suspect parking lot three

Person of interest is believed to have driven away in this station wagon.

The male was seen leaving the parking lot in a black van also depicted in the attached photo.
Last Saturday, a clerk at the Metro grocery got a huge surprise when what looked like a hand grenade was found on a counter.

The object was spotted at 1:35 pm when a store employee at the customer service desk found a replica inert hand grenade on the counter. The employee looked at the item and found that the bottom of the metal item was drilled out and was hollow. The employee took the item to an open area outside of the store.

Police services officers attended and examined the item and confirmed that the metal item was not an actual explosive device. The item is designed to look like a World War Two era hand grenade and may have been designed as a replica for training purposes only. In this incident there was no actual threat to public safety as the item is not an actual explosive device.

Police are attempting to determine if the replica item was left in the store intentionally or if it was accidentally left behind by some unknown person. There have been no threats to the store or anyone else at this time and this event is very unusual. The found item will be destroyed at a later time by the police service.

metro suspect two Jan 13-15

Can you identify this person?

Anyone with information that would assist in identifying this male are encouraged to contact Detective Joe Barr of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2385 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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