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.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising