Fugitive Friday: Alleged Purse Thief Wanted by Halton Police

A woman wanted in connection with multiple purse thefts from seniors in Oakville and Burlington is being sought by Halton police and they’re asking the public to help find her.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Barbara Grabowska, 46, of no fixed address.

Halton police allege Grabowska committed numerous purse thefts from elderly women in 2017 between Nov. 26 and Dec. 5.

She’s wanted by police in Halton, Toronto, and Niagara for failure to re-attend court and eight counts of theft under $5,000.

Grabowska is believed to be in Mississauga around the Square One area. She might be with her two sons, say investigators.

The suspect is possibly driving a blue Honda Civic or Black Mazda 5 and is known to frequent the Greater Toronto Area.

Grabowska is described as white, standing 5-foot-3, weighing 140 pounds, with a dyed red pony tail and brown eyes.

She’s known to dye her hair and wear disguises.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det.-Const. Derek Gray at 905-825-4747 ext. 2344.

Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Know Something - contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting “tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

Photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police

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