October 11, 2018 11:54 am

Two suspects arrested after mugging in downtown Hamilton

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with mugging in downtown Hamilton.

Hamilton Police Service

A street robbery investigation in downtown Hamilton has resulted in two arrests.

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On Tuesday night, Hamilton Police say two men were in the area of King and Caroline streets, where they were approached by three other men, one armed with a firearm.

The suspects demanded cash and after handing over their money, the victims fled to safety, police said.

Officers arrived on the scene and after a brief chase, two of the suspects were arrested, but a third remains at large.

Police located a knife and the firearm they say was used in the incident. The weapon is actually a flare gun that had been painted black, police said.

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A 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man are now facing charges.

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