Man with handgun robs bakery near Appleby Line

The East Way Bake Shop at 4047 New Street at the plaza near Walker's Line in Burlington was robbed on Monday March 23 at 5:35 p.m.

According to Halton Regional Police, a male suspect demanded money while pointing a handgun at an employee. The employee turned over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who then fled the store and ran westbound along the plaza.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, 5'9" - 5'10" tall, wearing blue jeans, blue plaid shirt, red toque and black sunglasses. Police are asking the public for help.

Anyone who has witnessed this crime, seen the suspect or has information that would assist investigators in identifying him are encouraged to contact Det. Phil Vandenbeukel, Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau Robbery Team at (905) 825-4747 ext. 2343.

Crime Stoppers can also be contacted at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Crime Stoppers of Halton is a community volunteer not-for-profit organization. It offers telephone, text, and online services that allow you to anonymously give tips on criminal activity. To further protect you, Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, record phone calls, and all text and web tips are encrypted. Rewards of up to $2,000 are offered for information leading to an arrest.

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