Police are searching for a bat-wielding thief after a convenience store was robbed in Brantford. Around 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, a man walked into St. George Grand Street Variety on St. George St. armed with a baseball bat.The man told the clerk to hang up the telephone and proceeded to hand him a plastic bag.The Brantford Police Service (BPS) say the man obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim was not physically injured.The suspect is described as a white male, about six-foot, with an average build. He was wearing a black hood, red bandana, sunglasses and blue pants with a white stripe.“The BPS are releasing the video including the audio in hopes that with both the visual of the suspects stature including his voice that someone from our community may be able to identify him,” said police in a news release.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Darryl Graham of the Major Crime Unit at 519-756-0113, ext 2206.
The attack comes just two weeks after nearly 60 people were killed in another assault on a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan, which the UN chief also condemned.“There is no justification for such crimes,” Mr. Ban stressed in a statement issued today by his spokesperson in New York.According to the statement, the Secretary-General is deeply dismayed the repeated targeting of innocent people based on their religious beliefs and places of worship.Mr. Ban called on Pakistani authorities to bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice. He also urges them to redouble their efforts “to protect religious and ethnic minorities and to combat terrorism in all its forms.”The Secretary-General in the statement extends his heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families, the Government and the people of Pakistan.