A seemingly innocent request to use the washroom at a Tilbury home on the weekend led to a stolen purse.
Police say on Saturday afternoon, a man walked up to a residence on Bond Avenue in Tilbury and offered to repair their asphalt driveway.
While discussing the quote, the man asked to use the homeowner’s washroom.
After the man left, the homeowner noticed a purse was missing from the bedroom.
A day later, the purse was recovered on Eighth Line near Bloomfield Road. All credit and debit cards were stolen, police say.
The man is described as being approximately 50 years of age, about 5-foot-4-inches tall, between 140 and 150 pounds, with light-coloured hair (balding on top). He was last seen wearing a light-coloured spring jacket with dark-coloured shoes and was driving an older-model light-coloured pickup truck.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kevin Brown at email@example.com or 519-436-6600 ext. 86880. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.