Burlington police looking for suspect who attempted to rob jogger at Bronte Park

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Published July 16, 2021 at 6:48 pm

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Burlington OPP are investigating an attempted robbery of a jogger at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on Thursday.

Police say a male was running down one of the gravel trails between 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. when he was met by another male who attempted to rob him.

“The suspect demanded items from the runner,” said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt. “There was an edged weapon displayed and presented to the victim. There was a brief interaction between the two people involved after which the victim ran in the opposite direction and reported to police.”

The male suspect is described as white, in his 20s and five-foot-11. He had short hair and no facial hair.

He is wearing brown shorts with a white t-shirt and a black hat with a Nike Swoosh on it. He also had black running shoes on.

“No injuries were sustained to the victim and no items or property were lost, but a very scary situation,” Schmidt said. “Middle of the day (in) a beautiful park in the city, so it is certainly something we are very concerned about.”

Police are asking anyone that may have been in Bronte Creek Provincial Park yesterday afternoon that may have seen this man, that may have information that can help us with a description to please call the Burlington OPP at 905-681-2511. “Any tips would be very helpful,” Schmidt said.  

If you want to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers of Halton at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call toll free at 1-888-310-1122.

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