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Warrant issued for man identified in distraction theft incident
Police release photo of suspect after a distraction theft on Dougall Avenue in Windsor, Ont. (Courtesy Windsor police)
WINDSOR -- A 50-year-old man has been identified after allegedly stealing an elderly woman’s bank card by using distraction techniques.
The woman went to a business in the 3100 block of Dougall Road on Aug. 20 around 12 p.m.
After leaving the business, police say the victim was approached by the man while seated in her vehicle and told that she had dropped money.
The suspect reached into the car to give the victim the money, and it is believed at this time, he was able to gain access to a bank card.
The Financial Crimes Unit continued to investigate this incident and identified the suspect. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
George Agapie, 50, of no fixed address, is wanted for theft of credit card, possession of stolen property, using credit card obtained by crime, fraud under $5,000 and breach of recognizance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4330, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).