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Man Wanted in Prowl By Night Investigation,
Dundas Street East and Leslie Street area,
Gerard Silas Purcell, 40



Broadcast time: 17:35
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Unit: 55 Division
Phone: 416-808-5500
Case #: 1906510


The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance identifying a man wanted in a prowl by night investigation.

It is alleged that:

- between May 2021 and October 2021, a man has been targeting various residences in the Dundas Street East and Leslie Street area, also known as the Leslieville area

- the man is in the area in the evening, into the early hours of the morning

- he is attempting to gain access to the homes

- on a few occasions the man has been seen travelling on a bicycle

See previous release

Gerard Silas Purcell, 40, of no fixed address is wanted for:

1. Two counts of Attempt Break and Enter

2. Two counts of Prowl by Night

3. Criminal Harassment

He is described as 5'10", 180lbs with a medium build and is bald.

An image has been released.

Please contact police if you see him.

Anyone with information is ask to contact Detective Constable Gregory Yan #10779 at 416-808-5507 or at 10779@tps.ca

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, 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 or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Darcy Hind, 55 Division




Man Wanted in Prowl By Night Investigation,
Dundas Street East and Leslie Street area,
Gerard Silas Purcell, 40



Man Wanted in Prowl By Night Investigation,
Gerard Silas Purcell, 40
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