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Police seek public's help in nabbing person behind Simcoe Street theft

Police say the suspect was driving a late model grey Mazda 5 van or similar vehicle

On Sunday Dec. 15, the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a theft from a vehicle.

Just before 9 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2019, an unknown male parked his vehicle on Simcoe Street. The male approached the rear of a vehicle parked at a residence on Simcoe Street. At this time he removed the trailer hitch receiver from the vehicle and left the scene. 

The suspect is described as:

  • male white
  • approximately 6 feet tall
  • thin build
  • short hair
  • wearing a dark jacket
  • light colored hoodie
  • dark pants
  • dark shoes 

The vehicle is described as a late model grey Mazda 5 van or vehicle similar.

Police are requesting that if anyone has information regarding the above theft, to call the Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 705-326-3536. If you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).