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Suspect wanted in theft, possible fraud, in southeast Ottawa

Police say someone hacked into another person's cell phone account, ordered a new phone, and picked it up on Hawthorne Road.
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Suspect in a fraud and theft in Ottawa, March 3, 2021. Photos/ Ottawa Police Service

The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in a theft, and possible fraud, in the city’s southeast end.

Officers say someone was able to hack into a complainant’s cell phone online account and order a new phone under his name. On March 3, 2021, a man picked up the ordered cell phone at a shipping company located on Hawthorne Road, just north of Hunt Club Road.

The suspect is described as:

  • Black
  • Between 30 and 45 years old
  • 5' 10'' (178 cm) to 6' 0'' (183 cm)
  • Medium build
  • Short black hair with receding hairline
  • Was wearing a black puffy ski jacket with a white furry hood and a white emblem on the left upper sleeve

Investigators believe that this suspect could be from the Montreal area.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Ottawa Police South Neighbourhood Response Team at 613-236-1222 ext. 6882. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca. 

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