WANTED: Offender on the Loose in the GTA

Police are searching for a federal offender breaching parole who is known to frequent the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance locating a man wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant.

Karl Battle is currently serving a three year and seven month sentence for assault causing bodily harm, break and enter, theft under, and theft of a vehicle, according to Ontario Police Reports.

Battle is described as a 24-year-old Caucasian male, 5'3", 169 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Battle has tattoos on his upper left arm of a banner with designs and a heart, and scars on his right wrist and right forearm, according to Ontario Police Reports.

He's known to frequent the St Catharines, Hamilton, Toronto, Whitby, Lindsay and Peterborough areas.

Anyone having contact with this offender or information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-ROPE (7673) or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call 9-1-1.

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