OPP seek public assistance to identify suspect in Tyendinaga vehicle theft

The male suspect in a vehicle theft that occurred on September 24, 2022, on Blessington Road in Tyendinaga.
Photo via L&A OPP.

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released the above photo and are requesting public assistance to identify the male pictured, the suspect involved in multiple vehicle thefts.

According to the OPP, officers were called to a business on Blessington Road in Tyendinaga on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, just before 9:30 a.m. Police were advised that a vehicle theft had just occurred at the business: an individual had arrived at the location in a vehicle, but exited that vehicle, swiftly jumped into a customer’s vehicle, and fled the scene – all while the customer was inside the business.

The suspect left behind the vehicle he’d arrived in and, while members of the public attempted to intervene, they were unable to stop the suspect as he took off in the stolen vehicle, the OPP said in a press release on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.

Police determined shortly thereafter that the vehicle the suspect had arrived in and ditched was also stolen, having been taken from its rightful owners earlier the same day. The second stolen vehicle, taken from the business on Blessington Road, was recovered the following day (September 25), OPP Media Relations Officer, Const. Brianna Raison, confirmed in response to inquiries from Kingstonist.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 to 40 years of age and weighing 200 to 220 lbs (90.7 to 99.7 kg), with a reddish-blond beard. He was last seen wearing a plaid jacket, dark pants, a baseball hat, a mask, and gloves. Anyone with information relating to this occurrence is asked to contact L&A County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), where callers may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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