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Police seek to identify man wanted in break-and-enter, theft investigation in Toronto

Toronto police are seeking the public's assistance identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a break-and-enter and theft investigation. Toronto Police / Handout

Police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying a man wanted in connection with a break and enter and theft investigation in Toronto.

In a press release, Toronto police said on Feb. 25, a man was riding a streetcar in the Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue area.

Officers said the man took an emergency hammer from the streetcar.

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On March 12 at around 2:40 a.m., police said a man was captured on security camera footage at a home in the area of Broadview Avenue and Browning avenues.

Days later, on March 21, police said the same man allegedly used a hammer to break a window at a store in the Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue area at around 1:30 a.m.

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Officers said the man stole items from the store’s display.

Police are now searching for a man standing five-feet-eight-inches tall, with a medium build.

Toronto police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a break-and-enter and theft investigation. Toronto Police / Provided

He was seen wearing a face mask, a blue baseball cap, black leather jacket with a blue logo reading “Blues” on the back, a long grey shirt hanging below the knees, dark pants and black shoes.

Toronto police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a break-and-enter and theft investigation. Toronto Police / Provided

Officers said he was wielding a small metal hammer with a red handle.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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