Robber ripped open elderly man’s pockets, police say
A suspect in a theft investigation is seen in a surveillance camera image from July 9, 2017. (TPS)
Rachael D'Amore, CTV News Toronto
Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:26PM EDT
An elderly man was robbed of his wallet in North York over the weekend as he walked out of a grocery store.
A 76-year-old man told police he was walking out of a grocery store near Keele Street and Lawrence Avenue West on Sunday afternoon when a man approached him from behind and ripped open his pants pocket.
Police say the attacker stole the man’s wallet before fleeing the area on foot, heading east on Lawrence Avenue West.
The suspect is described as a 25 to 30-year-old man who stands approximately five-foot-ten with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with a white logo on the front, a white button-up collared shirt, black pants and black and white running shoes.
Anyone with new information about the investigation is being asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.