Police seek help identifying theft suspect

The Orangeville Police Service is seeking help from the public to identify a suspect involved in thefts from vehicles occurring late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

On Monday, January 27, police received reports of thefts from vehicles that occurred either late Sunday night or early Monday morning.  Thefts were reported on Edenwood Crescent, Elm Avenue, Oakwood Crescent and Westmorland Avenue. So far there have been six reported incidents. One incident was reported as an attempted theft where the vehicle was locked but footprints were observed on all sides of the vehicle. Five incidents involved the theft of small amounts of cash and one wallet. In all five incidents the vehicles were not locked.

Investigation has revealed security video footage from neighbouring residents. A credit card from the stolen wallet was used to make purchases at nearby stores. Photos of a suspect and the suspect’s vehicle have been obtained from the videos.

Police are continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone who may be able to identify the suspect or assist with this investigation in any way.

Anyone having further information is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Police remind residents to remove valuables from their vehicles and to lock vehicle doors to avoid being victims of these types of crimes.

Posted on January 29, 2020