Man wanted for 18 break-and-en­ters

Sus­pect stole items from stor­age lock­ers in mid­town con­dos

Bayview Post - - News - — Saman­tha Peksa

A 23-year-old Toronto male sus­pect is wanted for mul­ti­ple break-ins into condo build­ing stor­age lock­ers across mid­town.

Caro­line de Kloet, cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer with the Toronto Po­lice Ser­vice (TPS), said the sus­pect has bro­ken into condo build­ings on Roe­hamp­ton Av­enue east of Yonge Street, Bal­liol Street, near Red­path Av­enue and Broad­way Av­enue and on McAlpine Street.

“It is al­leged that he breaks into the fire box lo­cated in the lobby of most build­ings (a fire code re­quire­ment) and steals the fire key. He would then use the stolen key to ac­cess the build­ing,” she wrote in an email to Post City.

Ac­cord­ing to de Kloet, from there it is al­leged that he would pro­ceed un­der­ground to the stor­age lock­ers and break into in­di­vid­ual units to steal any­thing of value, in­clud­ing bi­cy­cles, gui­tars and lug­gage.

The sus­pect was caught on sev­eral dif­fer­ent sur­veil­lance cam­eras in each build­ing, and his photo has been posted on the TPS web­site.

He is wanted for 18 counts of break-and-en­ter, six counts of theft un­der $5,000, 19 counts of fail to com­ply with pro­ba­tion, three counts of tres­pass­ing at night, pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime un­der $5,000, fail­ure to at­tend court and at­tempt to com­mit in­dictable of­fence.

He is also wanted for three counts of mis­chief, due to the dam­age done to each build­ing’s fire box.

Po­lice be­gan search­ing for the sus­pect as of Jan. 21 this year, and TPS has re­quested the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance in lo­cat­ing him. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact po­lice im­me­di­ately.

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