A 20 year old Hamilton man is facing robbery charges after going on a bit of the crime spree in the downtown core late last night.
It started at about 11:30 when a man and a woman were confronted by a man with a knife while walking along James Street North in the area of York Boulevard.
Police allege that the suspect threatened to hurt the victims if they didn’t hand over their belongings.
The male victim was able to run from the suspect, but left the female behind. The suspect then made threats with the knife towards her, then gave chase to the male.
A passerby was flagged down by the woman and called police.
When the male victim returned, the three started driving around the area in search of the suspect and saw him try to rob another man on the corner of Hughson and Cannon Streets.
Officers managed to corral the accused as he was running towards an apartment building on John Street. Charged with three counts of robbery is 20 year old Liam Foster.