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Violent Robbery of an Oakville Home Depot

Violent Robbery of an Oakville Home Depot
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Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw was the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Services. He is a detective of the Halton Regional Police Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team.

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On March 31, 2019, members of the Halton Regional Police Service Two District Criminal Investigations Bureau concluded an investigation involving into numerous theft and robbery related offences dating back to January 2019.

Home Depot department stores in Oakville and Burlington were targeted. Various high end power tools and barbeques were stolen. During one of the incidents, the suspect wielded a knife on a concerned employee attempting to prevent a theft.

Oakville dates and locations:

  1. January 6, 2019 (Bristol Circle)
  2. January 8, 2019 (Bristol Circle)
  3. March 21, 2019 (South Service Rd)

Charged and arrested:

A 46 year-old from Hamilton:

  • Robbery with violence
  • Utter threats
  • Fail to comply with recognizance
  • Breach of probation order (2 counts)
  • Dangerous drive
  • Resist arrest
  • Assault police
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Obstruct police
  • Theft under $5000 (4 counts)

The Hamilton man was held for a bail.

Anyone who may have additional information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Samantha Coysh of the Halton Regional Police Service at 905-825-4747 ext. 2245.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.


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