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Wednesday November 14th, 2012

Posted at 1:35pm

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Police sketch of the suspect

The Essex County OPP is continuing to investigate a string of thefts from homes in the St. Clair Beach and Russell Woods areas over the past several weeks.

Police say four households have been victim to daytime break and enters. The main objective of the suspects, according to police, is to watch as citizens leave their homes and then they swiftly attack the residence, stealing jewelry and valuables within minutes. On November 7th, in the area of Starwood Cresent, Tecumseh, a neighbour saw a strange car circling the block, and noticed a male prying on a neighbour’s window before entering the residence. The strange car was noticed sitting with another unknown male at the wheel just a short distance away. The witness approached the car and it accelerated away after a brief conversation.

The suspect in the car was described by the witness as being a white male, around 5’6” in height, short and stocky, grey growth, unshaven, round fat face, wearing red wool hat with ball cap over top of it, approximately 62 years of age and he is said to have spoken with a European accent.

The second male suspect, seen entering a window at the rear of residence, was described as an unshaven male, approximately 5’9” in height, with a black waist length jacket, black pants, black wool cap.

Police are not releasing the vehicle description at this time.

Police are advising citizens to be cognizant of their surroundings when leaving their residents and to be diligent in watching their neighbourhoods. Citizens are asked to contact police if any suspicious vehicles are observed or if the identity of the suspect is known.

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