Peel Police - Suspect Sought in Theft of Professional Camera, Equipment

Posted on Wednesday July 15, 2015

Mississauga – Officers from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau, are investigating a theft that occurred at the Mississauga Sports Complex on Sunday July 12, 2015 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The victim is an independent photo journalist, who was in attendance at the Mississauga Sports Complex, located at 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga for the purposes of covering events for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games taking place there.

Sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. while there was a pause in the competitions, the victim placed his Canon 70D camera, with Canon 70 - 200 2.8 lens attached, on the ground in the ‘Press Area’ and walked out of the competition area. The victim returned and found that his camera and lens were missing and reported the theft to police.

Investigators have surveillance footage that captured the suspect committing the theft.

The suspect is described as being male, white, approximately 5’10”, wearing a khaki coloured cap, blue golf shirt and khaki coloured shorts.

To view photos of the suspect, visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca.

Anyone with information with relation to this investigation is asked to contact investigators at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1233.  Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting their website at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027. 

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