Gas station hold up spree in the Region. They got some money and a bunch of lottery tickets. Are you kidding?

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON October 19, 2012  Back when Montreal was the bank robbery capital of North America Friday was THE day for robberies – there were days wen the police couldn’t keep up.  When the banks hired a big shot in the hold-up squad things suddenly quietened down.  Maybe it’s time for the gas stations to hire one of our best in the Regional police robbery squad.

Yesterday afternoon there were two gas station robberies an hour and five minutes apart.

The theft of the lottery tickets could create a problem – what if they have a winner and have to show up to get the money. Do they not realize that every lottery ticket is registered as to where it was sold? It was a good idea – just turned out to be a dumb one as well.

Three masked men robbed the Shell gas station at 1235 Appleby Line, Burlington, and robbed the attendant of a quantity of cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

The three males were wearing hooded sweatshirts and covered their faces. There were no injuries or weapons involved.

The suspects are described as:

1) male, white, 5’3″ – 5’5″, skinny build, wearing a white hoodie with small black print, white bandana covering his face, grey sweat pants

2) male, brown skin tone, 5’3″ – 5’5″, skinny build, wearing a black and grey hoodie, black bandana covering his face and dark pants

3) male, brown skin tone, 5’3″ – 5’5″, skinny build, wearing

a black hoodie, grey sweat pants, grey shoes and a black bandana covering his face

Sixty five minutes later, two men entered the Esso gas station at 345 Speers Road, Oakville and threatened to kill the attendant if they did not give them money.  The men were wearing bandanas and fled with a quantity of cash.

They are described as:

1) male, brown skin tone, 5’3″ – 5’5″, skinny build, wearing a black and grey hoodie, black bandana covering his face and dark pants

2) male, brown skin tone, 5’3″ – 5’5″, skinny build, wearing

a black hoodie, grey sweat pants, grey shoes and a black bandana covering his face

What do you think? Same guys?

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau about the Appleby Line robbery at 905-825-4747 x2316, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

Anyone with information concerning the Speers Road robbery is asked to call the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 x2215, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637(crimes).

The Halton Regional Police put out two media bulletins on this – do you suppose they’ve figured out they’re all looking for the same bunch?

 

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