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September 5, 2017
Oakville Theft

Oakville Purses Theft

 On at least 19 occasions between July 2016 and August 2017, the same suspect has attended hotels or restaurants in Halton and stole purses from the backs of chairs. The suspect pretends to talk on a cell phone while walking around the hotel/restaurant, and carries his jacket in his hand. When he observes a purse draped over the back of a chair, he casually approaches it while talking on his phone. He then discreetly covers the purse with his jacket and lifts up the purse which is concealed beneath the jacket, and then walks away with the stolen purse. He tends to prey on “foreign” tourists when hitting hotels, because international tourists typically to carry larger amounts of cash in their purses.  The suspect usually commits the theft alone, but will occasionally enlist an accomplice to distract the victim. He usually hits hotels during breakfast hours and standalone restaurants during dinner time. He’s also hit Toronto, York and elsewhere. He usually gets into the passenger side of cars when he exits, and it’s often a different car in each time.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the suspect on this crime or any other crime can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting "Tip201" with your message to 274637




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