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Public Safety Alert,
Commercial Break and Enters in 42 Division



Broadcast time: 17:00
Thursday, October 24, 2019

42 Division
416-808-4200


The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in an ongoing Break and Enter investigation.

It was reported that:

- on Friday, October 18, 2019, between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., a man gained access to a restaurant located in the Milner Avenue and McCowan Road area by forcing the front door

- the cash register was targeted and a quantity of cash was obtained by the suspect


It is further reported that:

- on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, between 3 a.m and 4 a.m., a man gained access to four separate restaurant kiosks inside a plaza in the Midland Avenue and Steeles Avenue East area

- the front entrances to the four restaurants were forced, the cash registers were targeted, and a quantity of cash was taken from each unit

- the same suspect also attended another restaurant, in the same area, and forced the front door open

- the cash register area was targeted, however nothing was taken from this location

In all incidents the man was described as white, 30-40, wearing dark clothing, a two-toned ‘varsity style’ jacket with a hood, gloves, and was also riding a mountain-style bicycle.

Members of the public are being asked to report any suspicious person(s) seen in or around commercial areas during non-business hours. Owners/operators of commercial companies are being reminded to secure all valuables within the premises or move all valuables off site during non-business hours.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Dan Lowe, 42 Division Major Crime Unit