Suspected thief who wielded at knife at Maple View mall robbery arrested.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON  September 7, 2102  It was blatant.  Three woman walked into a store at the Burlington Mall August 13th, and began taking baseball caps off the shelves and stuffing them into the large shoulder bag one of them was carrying.

The police did what police do and earlier this week one of the three suspects was arrested and is being held for a bail hearing  later today.

The crime took place at the ‘Lids’ store located at the Mapleview Mall.

One woman has been arrested; two others are being sought.  The suspect threatened to cut the employee if he did not let go of the purse. The victim complied and all three suspects fled the scene. Estimated value of stolen property is $1600.

As the suspects were leaving the store, a store employee confronted them and grabbed the purse containing the stolen property. The suspect responded by brandishing a utility knife that was concealed in her bra.   The suspect arrested, is believed to have been the one armed with the knife. The other suspects are still being sought.

Arrested is:

Alicia CALDERON, 32 years, of Brampton.  CHARGES: Robbery, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

The two additional suspects are described as:

#1 – non-white, 5’6″ – 5’7″, 160-170 pounds, long black hair, wearing a short sleeved t-shirt, beige shorts, pink or white baseball cap and yellow flip flops

#2 – non-white, 5’6″ – 5’7″, 160-170 pounds, short black hair, wearing a black and white handkerchief wrapped around her head, grey pants or possibly blue jeans and a black short sleeved t-shirt

Anyone with information 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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