Theft at Hamilton mosque under investigation

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Published January 16, 2023 at 6:15 pm

Police in Hamilton released a description of a theft suspect who took items from the Ibrahim Jame mosque in Hamilton, in hope the public might assist with confirming their identity.

Hamilton Police (HPS) say that its BEAR (breaking-and-entering) unit are investigating a robbery that occurred around 2 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 14). A lone male suspect broke into the mosque, and after searching through it, took several items before fleeing on foot. Multiple media reports say the break-in occurred at the Ibrahim Jame mosque at 778 King St. E. (near Sanford Ave.).

The suspect is described as a white male who was wearing a grey hooded jacket, blue jeans and winter boots.

The Ibrahim Jame mosque also faced a bomb threat just a week earlier, on Jan. 6. Hamilton Police investigated and found it was “unsubstantiated.”

Anyone who has any information on the identity of the theft suspect or any other information that could assist police with the investigation into this crime should contact Det. Mark Wright (905-546-3849), Det. Mike O’Hagan (905-546-8937) or Det-Sgt. Shane Groombridge (905-546-2991) of the HPS BEAR Unit.

Alternatively, information may be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477 by phone, or online at crimestoppershamilton.com).

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