OPP seek public assistance in identifying suspected thief

Press release

(SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON) – Members of the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a report of a purse theft on November 7, 2022, at approximately 4:00pm at a local retail store.

Video footage was obtained which shows a male suspect leaving the building holding the small floral purse. Multiple unauthorized purchases were then made using the stolen debit card at local businesses in Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul. The approximate value of the transaction thefts totaled $354.09.

The suspect is described as an indigenous male, mid 20’s to early 30’s, heavyset with medium length, straight black hair, wearing a black Columbia jacket and black Jordan basketball shoes.   

The investigation is continuing. The OPP is requesting anyone with information about this incident to call the Sioux Lookout Detachment at 807-737-2020 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying this suspect in Sioux Lookout. – OPP photo