Two men torch restaurant in east end of Hamilton: police 

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Published July 28, 2023 at 1:38 pm

COURTESY HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE
COURTESY HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE

Two men set fire to a restaurant in east Hamilton on Wednesday, Hamilton police said.

Police didn’t report any injuries.

They are looking for witnesses in the targeted arson. They said police and emergency crews responded to the fire on June 21 at about 8:30 a.m. at a restaurant in the area of Beach Road and Kenilworth Avenue North. 

Police said investigators discovered that “two suspects used an incendiary device to set fire to the building.” Two people living in the upper-floor apartments were at home sleeping at the time. 

COURTESY HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE

COURTESY HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE

The first suspect is described as a tall, white man with a thin build. Police said he is 25 to 35 years old, with brown hair and a short beard. He was wearing a black ball cap with white lettering, a grey hooded top and blue jeans. He had on black and white running shoes and was carrying a backpack.

COURTESY HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE

COURTESY HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE

The second suspect is described as a short, white man with a thin build, about 25 to 35 years old. He had light brown, shaggy hair, and wore a white surgical mask and a light-coloured ball cap with a black circle decal. He had on a green hooded shirt, black track pants with white stripe running down the leg and light brown boots. He was carrying an oversized thermos.

If you have any information on the suspects or incident, contact Sgt. Greg Blunsdon by calling 289-556-8786 or Det. Const. Shaun Fennessy by calling 905-540-3819.

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

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