Provincial police investigating reports of underwear theft in Norfolk County – Global News

Provincial police investigating reports of underwear theft in Norfolk County - Global News
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According to police, they're looking into three separate incidents of stolen underwear that allegedly occurred between January and March 8.

According to police, they’re looking into three separate incidents that happened at the Simcoe Recreation Centre between January and March 8.

An unknown suspect or suspects stole underwear from the boys’ changeroom while they were swimming, officers said.

Someone has been stealing underwear from the boys change room at the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre in Simcoe.

They said the investigation showed there were two more thefts but those incidents weren’t reported to police.

Anyone with information related to these incidents is encouraged to call the Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477(TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message here.

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The Norfolk OPP has assigned its Crime Unit to track down the person who has been lurking around the boys change room at the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre in Simcoe and stealing underwear when no one is looking.

Around 11:50 p.m. Monday, a man approached the drive-through attendant of a business on Indian Line Road and demanded money.

The man then forced himself through the window and brandished what looked like a hand tool. The suspect gained access to the cash register and removed a quantity of cash before fleeing on foot westbound toward Porter Street.

The Haldimand OPP canine unit and Six Nations Police conducted a search of the area. They concluded that the suspect may have fled in a vehicle that was parked on Porter Street.

The suspect is described as an Indigenous man about 45 to 50 years of age. He is about 5’ 6” tall and had a large build. The suspect was wearing a dark jacket with a camouflage toque with a circular emblem on the front of it.

Anyone with information related to this robbery is asked to contact the Haldimand OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Tips can also be shared with Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-800-222-8477. Callers to Crime Stoppers who help solve a crime are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

An officer on patrol with the Norfolk OPP was on Cockshutt Road late Friday morning when he attempted to stop a motorist.

Police say the motorist continued driving despite having a cruiser on his tail with its lights flashing.

A 37-year-old Norfolk man has been charged with disobeying a stop sign, failing to stop for a stop sign and failure to stop for police.

A thief scrounging for petty cash and other valuables was confronted and arrested in Simcoe on the weekend after he was seen entering two vehicles.

The suspect ran away when a resident confronted him. Officers patrolling the area located the suspect and arrested him.

A 44-year-old Brantford man has been charged with theft from a motor vehicle under $5,000 and possession of break-in tools.

The red bicycle was at the side of a home on Norfolk Street South when it was taken in the early morning hours of Saturday.

A local man was arrested on the weekend following a shop-lifting complaint at the Real Canadian Superstore in Simcoe.

Police remind the public to be on guard against strangers on dating websites who have a sob story to share.

A Dunnville woman complained to police last week that she was bilked out of $7,000 by a man she had met on an Internet dating site.

“The two began communicating for a period of time,” Const. Rod LeClair, spokesperson for the Haldimand OPP, said in a news release Tuesday.

“During their conversations, the suspect told the victim that his daughter was in the hospital and he didn’t have enough money to pay her medical bills. The concerned victim then transferred $7,000 to the suspect.

“The suspect then sent the victim a cheque to repay the funds. However, the cheque was determined to be fraudulent.”

LeClair added that a request for money from someone you’ve never met before should be “a red flag.”

“Fraudsters will develop a relationship over an extended period of time to gain the trust of the victim before going after his or her money,” LeClair said.

“Don’t share your financial situation with anyone and be suspicious of people who are pressing you for that information or requesting money.”