Hamilton woman facing attempted robbery charges in Burlington


Published March 31, 2022 at 10:36 am

A Hamilton woman is facing charges in connection with a pair of attempted robberies yesterday in Burlington.

On March 30 at about 9:30 a.m., a female suspect used the drive-thru at the Wendy’s located on Fairview St. She demanded cash from an employee and indicated she had a gun. No gun was observed. The suspect drove away from the scene without receiving any funds.

About a half-hour later, the suspect went to Spry Convenience located on Mountain Grove Ave. She approached an employee inside the store and demanded cash. The suspect again indicated she had a gun, although no gun was observed. Again she left without receiving any funds.

In both incidents, the suspect was observed to be driving a 2022 Dodge Ram pickup truck which had been reported stolen from Hamilton earlier in the day.

No physical injuries were sustained as a result of either attempted robbery.

As a result of the investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect. She was arrested in Toronto shortly after 1 p.m. The stolen vehicle was also recovered in Toronto.

Sophia Voortman, 19, of Hamilton has been charged with two counts of robbery, possession of stolen property, theft under $5,000 and two counts of failure to comply with a release order.

Voortman has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.

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