Police seek assistance identifying four men involved in pickpocket theft and credit-card fraud investigation, Security camera images of four men released
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 2:39 PM
51 Division: 416-808-5100
The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance identifying four men in a pickpocket theft and credit-card fraud investigation.
It is reported that:
- between Thursday, January 12, 2017 and Friday, January 13, 2017, multiple wallets were stolen in the downtown area
- the wallets were taken from victims' coats and bags while seated in coffee shops and eateries in areas with high pedestrian traffic
- after the wallets are taken, the credit cards were compromised and used for cash advances and retail purchases.
Security camera images of the four male suspects have been released.
The Toronto Police Service would like to remind the public to remain vigilant with their belongings. Purses should not be left on the back of chairs and wallets should not be left in coats hung on the back of a chair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Mike Rogers, 51 Division