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Media Release

Release Date: March 23rd, 2020 - 2:15pm

Originator: Detective, Jared McLeod, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825 4747 ext. 2385

Contact: D/Constable, Derek Gray, 30 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825 4747 ext. 2344

Location: Burlington

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Police seeking Public's Assistance to Identify Vehicle used in Purse Thefts

​The Halton Regional Police Service is seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate the following vehicle involved in purse thefts.

A total of five purse thefts occurred in the City of Burlington and Town of Oakville between February 24th and March 17th 2020. An unknown suspect entered various grocery stores, targeting older adult females and proceeded to steal their wallets and purses.

Investigators from 30 Division are looking for the following suspect vehicle:

Nissan Altima, Silver/Grey, 4 door (2002-2006 year model). Vehicle is missing front passenger hub cap. There is damage to driver side door, and driver side rear bumper. The vehicle also has very dark non-factory tint. ( See attached photo).

The public is reminded to reduce their risk when shopping and only bring your driver's licence, health card and a few financial cards. All Identity documents should be left securely at home. Don't let your belongings out of sight and become distracted while shopping.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Derek Gray of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Older Adult Abuse Investigator at 905-825-4747 ext. 2344.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.  "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.