Purse stolen from downtown hotel used to obtain entry to victim’s Yorkville home
There have been 61 recorded thefts over $5,000 in Midtown neighbourhoods in 53 Division so far this year.
On June 6, a female victim was attending a private function at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel when a male suspect stole her purse and used her personal information and keys to gain access to her Yorkville home.
Someone was in the victim’s house when the suspect arrived. The suspect then stole the victim’s Audi SUV. Security camera images of the suspect were released, and police were able to identify the perpetrator.
On July 23, a 40-year-old male suspect was charged with theft under $5,000, break and enter with intent, theft over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime. Allyson Douglas-Cook, a communications officer with the Toronto Police Service, said that the suspect and the victim did not know each other.
The accused last appeared in court on Sept. 18. — Mackenzie Patterson