Halton police make arrest in robberies targeting ‘elderly women’

Published June 16, 2020 at 3:23 pm

Halton police make arrest in robberies targeting ‘elderly women’

Halton Regional Police laid charges against a 46-year-old Burlington man in relation to “multiple identity fraud incidents”. 

Halton Regional Police laid charges against a 46-year-old Burlington man in relation to “multiple identity fraud incidents”. 

Between March and May of 2020, police said there were a number of incidents where a group of alleged thieves targeted elderly females shopping in retail spaces.

Suspects allegedly watched victims as they entered their personal financial information before following them into the parking lot and allegedly stealing their financial cards.

“These suspects used the stolen credit cards for cash withdrawals and retail purchases in the Town of Oakville and the City of Burlington,” said Halton Police.

Related: ‘Older females’ targeted in Burlington, Oakville purse snatchings: Halton Police

On June 12th, one accused male was arrested in Toronto. 

Constantin Liteanu, 46, from Burlington was charged with:

  • Participation in Criminal Organization
  • Fraud Under $5000 (7 counts)
  • Personation with Intent  (7 counts)

The Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau is now seeking the public’s assistance in order to identify the second suspect (below).

He is described as a white male between the ages of 25 and 30; standing approximately 5-foot-10 and weighing around 175 pounds.

The man is wanted by a number of police services throughout the Greater Toronto and Niagara Area, according to police.

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