Unidentified man wanted in $3,500 heist from Hamilton Habitat for Humanity


Published May 30, 2024 at 3:18 pm

An unknown man is wanted after allegedly stealing $3,500 worth of goods, mostly tools and electronics, from a Hamilton Habitat for Humanity location.

Hamilton Police called for the public’s help in identifying a man they believe responsible for the break-in on May 30.

Investigators allege the man broke into the Habitat for Humanity location at 1525 Stone Church Road East on May 26. The Habitat for Humanity Re-Store sits in a commercial plaza by Albion Falls.

Prior to arriving at the store, officers received reports the man had broken into the donation drop-off and pick-up location and was trying to steal a safe.

When the officers arrived they set up a perimeter around the store and brough in a K-9 unit to flush out the suspect.

However, the man had fled prior to the police response. The safe has been pried open and its contents were left scattered in the store, police said.

They describe the suspect as a six-foot-tall man wearing a red or orange sweater, blue jeans, a backpack, gloves and a facemask.

Police report the stolen items include;

  • a black Lenovo laptop
  • a Makita 18V circular saw
  • Makita 18V 5.0 Ah batteries
  • a Dewalt 20V Max Atomic Combo drill
  • a Dewalt 20V Max Atomic compact circular saw
  • a Dewalt 20V Flex circular saw
  • a Dewalt 20/60V Flexvolt 9Ah battery
  • Dewalt 20V 5.0 Batteries, and
  • Dewalt 20V Powerstack 5.0 batteries

“Detectives are asking the community to review the footage and contact the police if you have any information regarding the suspect or the stolen items. Your assistance is crucial in helping us resolve this case and recover the missing property,” police wrote.

Habitat for Humanity is an American non-governmental organization based in Americus, Georgia. It focuses on building and improving homes for low-income families. They now operate in 70 countries.

They operate numerous Re-Stores around the world selling used construction materials and tools. The income from the Re-Stores helps offset the costs of building and renovating houses for families in need. The inventory is usually sold for 40 to 70 per cent below market price.

Anyone with information can call police at (905) 546-8937 or at 905-546-2991. Anonymous information can be reported to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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