Nonagenarian Confronts Burglar -Source: Area OPP
Date: Wed Mar 4 15:59:03 MST 2020
(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) - On March 2, 2020, members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an intruder at a residence on White Bark Way, near Belwood. It was reported that at approximately 10:30 a.m. the victim, a 90-year-old man, found an unknown suspect within his home rummaging through belongings. When confronted, the lone suspect stated that they were there to do repairs. When the suspect went to get a business card from their vehicle they drove away.
The suspect was described by witnesses as a white male in his 40's with grey hair and facial stubble, approximately 5'6" (168cm), slim build. The suspect fled in a white pick-up truck with an 'X' on the back and the word "RESTORATION" or similar on the side. Witnesses also report that the suspect had a familiarity about them and were possibly soliciting driveway paving in the area during the summer of 2019.
The victim discovered that approximately $1000 in currency was taken.
Any person with information regarding this person should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.
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