Male to be identified in multiple thefts across Ottawa

The Ottawa Police Service East Criminal Investigations Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who is responsible for multiple thefts and frauds across the city of Ottawa.

Over approximately 3 weeks, the male suspect has been targeting wallets, purses, bags and backpacks. He steals them and then proceeds to use the stolen credit and bank cards to make fraudulent purchases. The Ottawa Police Service has several reports involving this same suspect.

Please see the photos below provided by investigators.

If you know the identity of the individual call the Ottawa Police Service East Criminal Investigations Unit (613) 236-1222 Ext 3566 or <strong>Crime Stoppers</strong> toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.