Suspect Sought in Burlington Car Entries

 

A suspect has allegedly been stealing credit cards from vehicles in Burlington and Halton police are asking the public to help identify him.

Investigators say one person is responsible for forcing his way into a vehicle, swiping items - including a wallet - and later using stolen credit cards at several businesses in Hamilton.

The incident took place near Upper Middle Rd., east of Walkers Line.

Police say the driver’s door of a vehicle was forced open overnight between Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 on Angus Ct.

Once inside the vehicle, the suspect found the owner’s wallet in the glovebox.

The victim’s stolen credit cards were used at a Pioneer gas station near Woodward Ave. and Barton St. in Hamilton around 8 a.m. on Aug. 13.

The suspect is white, 25 to 35, and was wearing a New England Patriots baseball cap, black T-shirt, and black shorts.

Theft from vehicles continues to be a concern in Burlington, say police, and they’re reminding residents to make sure their car are locked and valuables aren’t left inside and/or in plain view.

Anyone who can identify this suspect is asked to phone Det.-Const. Tyler Freeman of the Burlington criminal investigations bureau - residential crime team at 905-825-4747 ext. 2363 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Photos courtesy of Halton Regional Police

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