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Police say Hamilton vape and cannabis stores targeted in recent armed robberies

Hamilton police say three shops selling cannabis and/or vape products were targeted by thieves in separate robberies on Nov. 29, 2022. Global News

Police are alerting cannabis and vape stores in the Hamilton area to be on guard following a series of robberies in the city on Tuesday night.

Hamilton Police spokesperson Indy Bharaj said the three robberies occurred between 7 and 9 p.m. and involved what they believe are the same three suspects wearing masks.

“Two of the three suspects were armed with handguns during the robberies,” Bharaj said in an email.

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The first of the robberies occurred at an outlet in the area of Brucedale Avenue and Upper James Street, the second was in the area of Rymal Road and Upper Centennial Parkway and the final occurence at a store in the area of Main Street West and Caroline Street South.

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“The suspects were able to obtain cash and products from within each business,” Bharaj explained.

“Hamilton Police have confirmed that in all three robberies the suspects fled by vehicle.”

The three suspects remain at large.

Detectives are seeking information from the public as well as video surveillance.

Anyone with information can reach out to Hamilton Police or Crime Stoppers.

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