The local media are reporting that a woman was robbed at gunpoint yesterday (Monday, July 30) at 12:30pm on the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail by Bowman and Baxter Streets in West Hamilton.
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"Police say that a 38-year-old woman was walking west in the area of Bowman and Baxter sts. when a youth on a bike pulled up in front of her, produced a gun and demanded she give him her bags.
He then biked east. The woman was not harmed but her ID, some cash and a cell phone were taken.
The youth is described as white, between 15 and 18, tall, thin, dressed in black and wearing a dark hat." (source: http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2012/07/31/hamilton-gunpoint-robbery.html)