OPP looking for suspect in Alliston break-ins.
Provincial police have released photos of a suspect wanted for break ins to locked areas at Alliston’s hospital and a local nursing home last month.
At Stevenson Memorial hospital a security officer scared away a man who it turns out had forced open doors to an office and a mechanical room.
Nothing was taken. However on the same day someone forced a window and stolen cash from an office area at the Good Samaritan nursing home.
The suspect was captured on security video in both cases. He’s a man in his 30’s, with a slim build and short brown hair.
Full News release below:
(TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH) – On Thursday February 23, 2017, at approximately 7:52 p.m., the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break and enter that had occurred at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston.
Just before 7:00 p.m., a hospital security officer was conducting patrols on the lower level of the hospital when they located an insecure door to the auxiliary room and located a male inside. He spoke to the security officer briefly, stating he was an auxiliary member and then left, continuing down the hallway and exiting through a staircase in an unknown direction.
After the male left, the security officer observed the door to the auxiliary room to be damaged and missing the locking mechanism. There was no indication that anything was missing. Through further investigation, the door to the mechanical room located inside the hospital was also damaged, but no entry was gained.
On Friday February 24, 2017, OPP received a report of another break and enter that had occurred at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Alliston. It was determined through video surveillance that the suspect had actually broken into the business on the previous day, February 23 at approximately 5:40 p.m.
The suspect gained entry into the office through the reception window and also gained entry into the manager’s and administrators offices. There was an undetermined amount of cash taken and the doors to the manager and administrators offices were damaged.
Both break and enters are currently under investigation and the Nottawasaga OPP are releasing a photo of the suspect. The suspect is described to be male, 30’s, 5’9 – 5’10, slim build, facial hair, mustache and short brown hair. A photo has been attached.
Police are requesting the assistance from the public with this investigation. Anyone having information that could assist investigators is asked to contact OPP or you can submit information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not be required to testify in Court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.
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