Cell phone thief wanted for a series of department store thefts in Mississauga

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Published March 3, 2024 at 10:37 am

Peel police looking for man who stole cell phones from people at Mississauga department stores

Police are on the hunt for a man allegedly linked to a string of cell phone thefts from unsuspecting shoppers at department stores in Mississauga.

On Oct. 7 (2023), the suspect visited a store near Winston Churchill Boulevard and Dundas Street West.

Peel Regional Police say after pretending to shop, the suspect lurked near the cash-out area. He then approached a victim, removed their cell phone from a coat pocket and left the store undetected.

The victim discovered the theft upon returning to their car.

Investigators believe the thief’s intention is to steal cell phones from unsuspecting shoppers.

Authorities have not delved into specifics of the incidents, including the number of occurrences, which department store was involved, and whether the department stores varied each time.

Additionally, police have not indicated the number of cell phones stolen from victims or the total value of the items.

Police describe the suspect  as a stocky Asian man between the ages of 30 and 35. He is approximately 5-foot-10 in height and has thin chin-strap facial hair.

During one of the thefts, the suspect wore an NBA Chicago Bulls championship t-shirt and a grey and black Calvin Klein trucker-style baseball hat.

Anyone with information should contact the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 1133.

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