Thief looking for cash – leaves fish and chip shop empty handed – gets his picture taken.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  December 15, 2011  Here’s a criminal who might have thought he had an easy score but after some  effort he had to leave the scene of his crime empty handed – but he did get his picture taken.  If you know this bandit call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes)

If you know this thug - call Crime Stoppers.

This all started just after 2:40 a.m. on December 5th, when a male suspect pried open the back door of Thistle Fish and Chips located at 3455 Fairview Street. Once inside, the suspect pried open a locked cash register and a desk drawer to search for cash. The suspect eventually left empty handed.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video and is described as a male, white, 5’7” tall, heavy build, short brown hair, and wore eyeglasses. He was wearing a green undershirt with a beige hooded sweatshirt, a blue jean jacket, black pants and black running shoes with a white emblem.

Assuming the police catch this one, the picture they take – the mug shot – will be a lot clearer.


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Baseball bats used in all male altercation outside Burlington McDonald`s

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON October 6, 2011  Five men with just too much testerone  had it out at the McDonalds at Upper Middle Road and Guelph Line last August.  The police have yet to track them down – can you help

In the early hours of August 13th 2011 two males were assaulted by a group of unknown males outside the McDonalds restaurant located at Guelph line and Upper Middle Road in Burlington.

Just before 3 a.m. both victims were in a white Dodge pickup truck and waiting in line at the McDonalds drive through. A verbal altercation ensued with a group of five males in another vehicle and all males then exited both vehicles. Both victims were then struck with a baseball bat resulting in one victim being knocked unconscious and sustaining facial injuries. The second victim was struck on the leg.

The five suspects were described as all male white and in their late teens or early twenties.

The driver is described as wearing a white long sleeved shirt and red baseball cap backwards.

The front seat passenger is described as wearing a red shirt.

The suspect carrying  the baseball bat is described as having brown hair, approximately 5’10”, 170 lbs, wearing beige pants and

Crime Stoppers is always looking for help.

was ‘not wearing a shirt’ at the time.

The suspect vehicle is described as a small silver car similar to a 2003 Toyota Echo that possibly includes the digits ‘EA1’ or something similar in the licence plate.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes)



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Another heavy equipment theft in Burlington. Insurance rates may rise soon. Crime Stoppers could use your help.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON September 29, 2011 –   The construction industry took another hit the past few days.  A loader was stolen from a Longmoor Drive construction site

The equipment was valued at more than $170,000 so you know it wasn’t taken away in a wheel barrow.  If you’re offered a chance to buy a 2008 John Deere Loader, Model 544J, take a pass on the offer and give Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes)

There are always equipment thefts from construction sites – the contractors need to find ways to better secure the equipment at night and on weekends and the police might make a practice of driving by known construction sites regularly but randomly as well.

Perhaps the police could provide a service that allowed contractors to call in and let police know there is equipment on a site.  They could then do drive byes and keep an eye on things.  The thieves will figure out the sites are being watched and look for easier picking.


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