Attempted robbery at Hamilton store

An attempted robbery took place at Hamilton’s Imperial Coin and Stamp Company on Feb. 21.

Owner Ed Agopian told Canadian Coin News the incident occurred as he was closing his 227 King St. E. business for the day. “This man walked into my store at 4:55 p.m. and I told him I was closing. All of a sudden, he launched toward me and told me to ‘give me all of your money.’ You know what he got? Zilch.”

“I didn’t see a knife. I didn’t see a gun, so I started attacking him. ‘What did you say,’ I said to him, then, ‘Get out.’ My voice was loud. He was scared and ran out of the store down King Street,” Agopian said. The longtime Hamilton dealer said nothing was stolen, but the suspect did throw some items around in the store.

Hamilton Police Services were called immediately and are investigating.

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