Arrest made after gunpoint robbery victim ‘targeted’ in downtown Hamilton: police


Published September 6, 2023 at 1:31 pm

A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbing a 32-year-old man of cash at gunpoint in downtown Hamilton over the weekend.

According to Hamilton police’s press release, it was a “targeted attack” and they are continuing to investigate the case.

The incident happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 3 when the victim’s cash was stolen in the area of James Street North and Cannon Street West, according to police.  

Thomas Gordon Major was allegedly found with a loaded handgun and drugs and arrested without incident Tuesday night (Sept. 5). He faces charges, such as robbery with a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded restricted weapon and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Major’s bail request was denied and he will be appearing in court today (Sept. 6).

If you have any information that could help with the case, you are asked to contact Det. Const. Jason Henry at 905-546-3816 or Staff Sgt. Catherine Lockley 905-546-3833.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips at

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