Police Looking For Suspect After LaSalle Break In

Tuesday November 15th, 2016

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LaSalle Police are searing for a suspect after a break and enter in the town.

Police say that on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 a homeowner left his home in the 500 block of Laurier Drive around noon.

When he returned about 45 minutes later, he found a male suspect driving a Red Grand Am, backing out of his driveway. The homeowner observed something in the trunk of the car which was covered with a blanket.

The homeowner went inside the house discovered that his 60” Sharp TV missing, and found that the entire house had been gone through.

He contacted police and officers started converging to the area.  One of the officers while southbound along Matchette Road saw a Red car heading northbound at a high rate of speed. The officer activated the emergency lights and started to turn around in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

Before the officer could complete the turn the suspect car accelerated and went speeding through the 4-way stop sign at Matchette Road and Sprucewood Avenue. The pursuit was immediately called off due to the danger it posed to the general public.

Police say their investigation found that stolen items include the 60” TV, a laptop, Canon Rebel Camera, and some jewellery.

The suspect was described as an unhealthy looking white man, possibly in his 30’s or 40’s, 5’-10” to 6’-00” tall, medium build, scruffy facial hair, salt and pepper hair, brush cut. The suspect was wearing a grey hoodie and a black t-shirt with faded green writing on it.

Police say this suspect also attended a neighbour’s back door before breaking into the victims house. When the neighbour answered the back door, the suspect claimed he was there at the homeowners request to do some work. The homeowner told the suspect to leave as they had not called anyone.

If you have any information regarding this incident or the suspect you are asked to call LaSalle Police at 519-969-5210 or Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS.

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