Police issue an advisory on cell phone thefts after two robberies take place hours apart in south west part of the city.

Crime 100By Pepper Parr

June 30th, 2015


The brazen theft of cell phones from people walking the streets of Burlington has resulted in the Halton Regional police issuing an advisory.

Burlington police station

Superintendent Al Albano, Commander District 3 – Burlington advised the public on preventing cell phone robberies.

“The Halton Regional Police is investigating the recent cell phone robberies; identifying the suspects has been made a priority. Our communities’ safety and security is of utmost importance and we encourage anyone with information on these incidents and/or the suspects described to contact investigators or Crime Stoppers to assist in preventing further incidents” said  Superintendent Al Albano, Commander 3 District

The police added: “The public are encouraged to utilize security features and apps on their phones such as “Find My Phone” and to provide the details to police who will continue efforts to locate any stolen phones.

Be sure to alert the police – they are there to help you.

Earlier in the day the Gazette reported cell phone robberies in the south east part of the city. That report said a cell phone robbery took place at 7:15 PM, when two youths were walking north on Burloak Drive, south of Spruce Avenue and were confronted by a male who demanded a cell phone be turned over of they would be shot. The suspect was given a cell phone and fled the area on foot.

Later that evening, at approximately 9:45 PM, another youth was walking south on Hampton Heath Road near Lakeshore Road when a black vehicle with three males stopped alongside the youth. Two of the males got out of the vehicle and asked to use the youths’ cell phone. After being told no, the two males began to forcefully search the youth’s pockets, taking an I-Phone, returned to the vehicle and fled the area.

Cell phone hold up - with gun

Being forced to turn over a cell phone at gun point is a terrifying experience

In the first incident, the suspect is described as a black male in his early 20’s, 6’0 tall, medium build, corn row style hair wearing a black hoodie and long cream coloured pants.

In the second incident, the suspects are all described as black males 18-20 years of age wearing dark clothing.
The police are vigorously investigating these two crimes.

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