5 most read Burlington crime stories of 2022

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Published December 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

From robberies to driving at high speeds to shots fired at a local restaurant, there was plenty of crime to keep Halton police busy in Burlington in 2022.

Here are some of the most well-read police stories we covered during the year.

1. Burlington Best Buy robbed by four armed men

It was a dramatic scene when four men armed with knives burst into the Best Buy on Brant St. in Burlington back in April. No one was injured during the incident but the thieves made off with cash and cellphones from both customers and employees. The stolen vehicle used by the robbers was later found in Sarnia.


2. Oakville man facing charges of taking video of women at Burlington Walmart

On the creepier side, an Oakville man was arrested and charged with voyeurism for taking videos with his cellphone under the dresses of unsuspecting women at a Burlington Walmart.

After police raided his home, they found several more videos and believe there were many more victims.


3. Robbers make off with tools during home robbery

Perhaps not aware that video cameras are everywhere, two men broke into a residence on Stillwater Crescent and stole several items, including tools with a value of about $2,000.

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The robbers are believed to have climbed in a window and stolen such items as industrial batteries and mixing drills.


4. Driver speeding at twice the limit caught a few hours into the new year

It was a rough start to 2022 for a novice driver in Burlington after say they clocked the motorist driving more than twice the speed limit.

According to a post on Twitter, members of the Halton Regional Police Service stopped a driver for going 130 km/h in a 60 km/h zone in the first hour of the new year.

The driver, who has a G2 license, was reportedly in a rental vehicle when they were caught speeding in the area of New St. and Appleby Line.

Police said that the driver received a license suspension and the rental vehicle impounded.


5. Man fired several shots at downtown waterfront restaurant

An early morning skirmish outside The Port House Social Bar and Kitchen in July saw a man fire several shots from a handgun into the air in the parking lot.

The gunman fled in a white sedan.

Luckily, no one was injured and police later made an arrest.

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