The Brantford Police Major Crime Unit has actively investigated the August 2017 robbery at Mac’s convenience store on Colborne Street West. Recently, Detectives identified the suspect. 

On Tuesday October 3, 2017 shortly before 10:30 p.m. a Community Patrol Officer observed the accused riding a mountain bike in the area of East Avenue and Alfred Street. Police attempted to stop the accused however he fled on a bike towards Shallow Creek Park. Officers set up containment in the area and located the mountain bike abandoned in some bushes.  Officers continued to search the park and nearby neighbourhoods for the wanted man. Shortly before 11:00 p.m. an officer observed the man running on foot towards Clarence Street. An officer engaged in a foot pursuit and caught up to the accused after a short pursuit.

Shawn Joseph FARMER, 23 years of age is charged with the following offences; Robbery with a Weapon, Disguise with Intent and Breach of Probation X2. The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.
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Previous Media Release August 30, 2017

Police asking for assistance from the public regarding suspect who was captured on camera.

On Saturday, August 26, 2017 at approximately 1:00 a.m. a lone male attended Macs convenience store on Colborne Street West (100 block). The robbery suspect was armed with a knife. The suspect fled the store with several packages of cigarettes. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’10”, wearing khaki pants, a checkered long sleeved shirt with a dark scarf covering his face and head with only his eyes exposed. The suspect has a tattoo or stamp located on his right hand area. The store employee was not physically injured and the suspect fled the area on foot. Community Patrol Officers including the Brantford Police Canine Unit attended and conducted a search of the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.

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Original Media Release
Incident #32769-17
August 26, 2017
On Saturday, August 26, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m. a lone male suspect armed with a weapon robbed a store in the area of Colborne Street West and Catharine Avenue in Brantford. The suspect fled the store northbound on Catharine Avenue.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’10”, wearing khaki pants, a checkered long sleeved shirt with a dark scarf covering his face and head.
Nobody was injured during the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Davis, of the major crime unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2273 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477.