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Suspect sought for allegedly stealing $15,000 from Oakville church

Security camera image of a suspect sought in connection with a church theft. HANDOUT/Halton Regional Police Service

Halton police are looking for a man accused of stealing around $15,000 in money and donation cheques from a church office in Oakville.

The alleged incident occurred at St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church at 300 River Oaks Blvd. East.

Police say a man walked into the church on Jan. 7 and was caught on security video entering the administrative office at 1:22 p.m.

The office was locked at the time, but the building was open since there is a child day care facility in the basement.

The suspect is white, 45-50 years old, between five-feet 10-inches and six-feet tall, 180-200 pounds and with an average build. He has short, dark thinning hair at the top and longer in the back, with a brown/grey moustache and unshaven beard/goatee.

He was wearing light-coloured blue jeans with dirt on the thighs, a burgundy front zip jacket, possibly fleece with a light purple material under the arms and wearing white running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Halton police at 905 825-4747 (ext. 2270 or ext. 2216), anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or online at haltoncrimestoppers.com.