Police Continuing to Investigate Robbery Involving a Firearm in Waterloo

Robbery Investigation

Updated Release

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police are continuing the investigation of an attempted sexual assault and robbery incident involving a firearm in Waterloo. Investigators are providing updated information. 

On February 21, 2024, at approximately 11:45 p.m., a female victim was approached by an unknown male near Albert Street and Hickory Street.

The male took the victim’s personal belongings and attempted to sexually assault her while brandishing a firearm. While the victim fled from the area, the subject discharged a firearm.

There were no physical injuries as a result of the incident.

Investigators have updated the description as being a black male, thin build, approximately 5’6”, wearing an orange construction jacket or hoodie.

The subject was driving a white 2012-2017 Hyundai Accent hatchback.

 white 2012 to 2017 hyundai accent hatchback

Anyone with information regarding this investigation and who would like to speak with an investigator is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777, extension 6370.

Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.

WA24048605 (909) 

 

Previous Release

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police is continuing to investigate a person-on-person robbery involving a firearm in Waterloo.

On February 22, 2024, at approximately 12 a.m., police responded to the area of Albert Street and Hickory Street West for a report of a robbery.

The victim was walking and was approached by an unknown male suspect who brandished a firearm. The suspect stole the victim’s personal belongings and fled the area on foot.

While fleeing the area, the male suspect discharged a single gunshot from the firearm.

There were no physical injuries reported as a result of this incident.

The male is described as approximately 30 years, 5’9”, and was wearing a construction hoodie and dark clothing. The male was last seen on Hickory Street West towards Hazel Street.

This investigation is ongoing by WRPS' General Investigations Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation and would like to speak with an investigator, is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777, extension 6370.

Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.

WA24048605 (909) 

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