Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to the Mobile Support Unit (MSU) have been actively investigating fuel thefts believed to have been committed by the same suspect throughout the Region of Niagara.
Between July 29th, 2023, and November 7th, 2023, the suspect has committed 7 fuel thefts resulting in a total financial loss of $949.30. The 7 thefts have occurred in the City of St. Catharines, City of Welland, City of Niagara Falls, and Town of Fort Erie.
In each of the thefts, the suspect arrives at a gas pump operating a blue BMW X5 (SUV). Based on the body style, it is believed the BMW is an older model possibly manufactured between 2000-2007. Additionally, the suspect is switching back and forth between stolen licence plates. The two stolen Ontario licence plates being used by the suspect are #BSAC475 and #BXPX281.
The suspect is described as:
– 40 to 50 years
– 5’8” to 5’10” tall
– Varying hair styles, most recently shaved head
– Tattoos on both calves
Anyone with information is being asked to contact the investigating officer by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension #1009684 with any relevant information.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.