Police Seek Suspected Tool Thief in Burlington


Halton police are looking for a suspected tool thief in Burlington who digs expensive drills.

He acted alone, from what we can tell right now,” said Const. Naresh Dabas from the District Response Unit which is focusing on retail crime as Halton police are cracking down on shoplifting across the region.

The alleged incident took place on June 26 at 9:21 p.m. at the Canadian Tire store at 777 Guelph Line.

A staff member noticed two drills were missing, with a total value of $560.

Video footage was reviewed by the security team who narrowed down a suspect.

The man entered the store “and heads towards the hardware aisle,” said Dabas, selecting a Bostitch Coil roofing gun 

worth $379.99.

He then left the aisle, went into an adjacent aisle and concealed the roofing gun” in a shopping cart, said Dabas.

The man then chose a DeWalt 20V drill, valued at $179.99, again hiding it in the cart, say investigators.

The suspect made his way to the front of the store and “exits the store without making any attempts to pay for the merchandise,” said Dabas.

He’s described as white, in his thirties, standing 5-foot-10, weighing 180 pounds. The man was wearing a dark jacket, dark pants, white T-shirt, and a baseball cap that’s black at the front and white at the back.

Anyone with information is asked to phone 905-825-4747 ext. 2351 or CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police

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