A suspect is being sought by Halton police in connection with the theft of a vacuum from a big-box store in Oakville.
“He’s not known” to police, said Const. Naresh Dabas.
The incident took place on Jan. 7 at the Canadian Tire at 1100 Kerr St. at 11:27 a.m.
The man went into the store, grabbed a shopping cart then filled it with various items and headed near the entrance where he placed the vacuum, say police.
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“He actually steps right out of the store completely and returns,” said Dabas.
The suspect waited for a customer to come in then grabbed the box and exited with a Dyson V8 Animal Stick vacuum, which retails for $599.99.
“He ran out of the entrance doors,” said Dabas, adding the man took off in a black Pontiac.
The suspect is white, 30 to 40, standing 5-foot-10, weighing 180 pounds.
He’s balding with dark hair and was wearing a black jacket, dark pants, and running shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to phone 905-825-4747 ext. 2351 or CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-8477.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).
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