Hunt for suspect in 12 vehicles break-ins in York region

car break-in suspectInvestigators with the #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau of the York Regional Police are seeking public assistance to identify a suspect believed to be responsible for at least 12 vehicle entries across the region.

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, shortly after 3 a.m., a man was captured on video surveillance walking on Mapleton Mills Drive in the Township of King looking into vehicles. The video also captured the suspect using tools to break into a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence. Once inside he removed various items of value. When the theft was discovered, police were called and investigated. Officers found that four other vehicles had been broken into in the same area and the suspect smashed windows to gain entry and steal various items.

At this time, investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for at least 12 similar thefts that have occurred in the City of Markham and the City of Vaughan.

Investigators are releasing images, the vehicle he has been seen driving as well as video from the thefts. They are appealing to the public for assistance to identify the suspect.

The surveillance video is available for viewing at the following link: https://youtu.be/2pRceIUzRzE

Suspect: Male, white, 17 to 25 years, Wearing a hoodie, dark-coloured loose-fitting pants, Dark shoes with a reflective stripe on the sides

Suspect Vehicle: Ford F-150 platinum pick-up truck, Four-door, White or light grey

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7142, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS

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