Police searching for alleged thief reportedly posing as personal support worker in Hamilton

Published September 11, 2020 at 2:51 pm

Police are searching for a female suspect in connection with an alleged theft in Hamilton. 

Police are searching for a female suspect in connection with an alleged theft in Hamilton. 

Hamilton police say that on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, an elderly woman who lives in an apartment building in the Queenston Road and Nash Road North area answered her door to an unknown female.

Police say the woman identified herself as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) and asked to use the washroom. After exiting the washroom, the suspect reportedly struck up a conversation about the resident’s jewellery and then left.

Police say no items were taken from the residence.

Police allege that a short time later, the same suspect arrived at a neighbouring apartment and claimed to be a PSW who needed to use the washroom. Police allege that the suspect took credit cards and jewellery from the apartment.

No one was injured and the woman was last seen fleeing on foot.

Police say the suspect is described as a white woman between 45 and 50-years of age who is 5’5″ tall with a medium/heavy build. She has long, curly brown/black hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a dark short-sleeved shirt, dark pants, a white mask and a white name tag with the name “Nicole.” 

“Hamilton Police are reminding citizens to exercise caution when dealing with suspicious people and to refrain from opening their residence door to persons not known to them,” police said in a statement. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Constable Ian Cottee, (905) 540-5300 with the Crimes Against Seniors Unit.

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