A robbery is one of the most serious and potentially dangerous crimes that occur in our City today.

What is a Robbery?

A robbery is generally defined as a theft or attempt theft where violence is used or the threat of violence is implied.

Types of Events that fall under this category are:

  • Retail Robberies (ie. Stores)
  • Financial Institutions (banks)
  • Armoured Car Robberies
  • Home Invasions
  • Extortions
  • Personal Robberies and swarmings

The Hamilton Police Service’s Break Enter Auto Theft and Robbery Unit (BEAR) and the Criminal Investigations Branch are dedicated to investigating these types of robberies.

These types of crimes are often crimes of opportunity, and a few steps towards prevention can help make your business establishment less of a target.


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