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Media Release

Release Date: December 8th, 2019 - 9:50am

Originator: Sergeant, Rhonda Paxton , Uniform , 905-825-4747 # 2410

Contact: Constable, Kate Banks, Criminal Investigations Bureau , 905-82- 4747 ext # 2422

Location: Town of Milton


Public Appeal for Milton Witnesses

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Police are seeking witness drivers and/or dash cam footage of an incident that happened during busy holiday shopping hours in north Milton on Saturday December 7th, 2019.

Just before 5:00pm, a shirtless male shoplifter fled from the Canadian Tire and ran onto Steeles Avenue East in the area of Esquesing Line. The male suspect ran in front of moving vehicles in an attempt to stop them to obtain a ride. He also tried to open several car doors while traffic remained heavy on Steeles Avenue East. The suspect was unsuccessful in his attempts to flee and was apprehended within minutes by Police in the immediate area.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have captured it on dash cam is asked to contact Det/Cst Kate Banks of the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2422