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Man arrested after allegedly breaking into Yorkville home, stealing car

Last Updated Sep 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm EDT

Security camera photos of a man accused of breaking into a Yorkville home on June 6, 2017. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Police have arrested a Thornhill man who allegedly stole a woman’s purse and then used her keys to break into her Yorkville home and steal her car.

The woman, 59, told police she attended a work function at a downtown hotel on June 6, and her purse was stolen from a common area.

It’s alleged the man who stole the purse used her ID and keys to get into her house, but was stopped by a 60-year-old woman inside.

Police said the suspect fled, but stole the 59-year-old woman’s car.

On July 23, police arrested Martin Dimitrov, 40, and charged him with four offences, including theft, break-and-enter with intent and possession of property obtained by crime.