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17 August 2011Warning - this news article expired on 2011-09-17. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Suspicious Person - SCAM

Belleville, Ontario ? On August 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. a male was ?acting suspiciously' in a store on Pine Street. The male waited until the attendant was alone and then stated he ?needed diesel fuel to rescue his wife and kids on the 401.' The attendant was unable to assist the male and he left the store. He was described as male, white, 30-35 years old, 6'2?, short sandy/brown hair and a mustache. This male was described as being ?dirty' in appearance.

Then on August 16, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. a male entered a business on Station Street and approached a staff member. The male stated ?he needed money to help his wife and child who were broken down on the 401 near Pickering.' The employee had heard of a similar scam therefore reached for the phone to call police. As soon as the male became aware that the employee was doing this the male fled from the business. This male is described as over 6' with a thin build.

Police are requesting anyone with information that may assist in identifying this male to call police at 613 966 0882.

Attempt Break & Enter

Belleville, Ontario ? On August 17, 2011 at 12:40 a.m. residents on James Street woke to the sounds of someone attempting to gain entry to their home. When they went to investigate they observed a male attempting to enter through a living room window. As soon as the suspect saw the resident he fled from the area. The suspect is described as male, approximately 5'11?, thin build, wearing a plaid shirt and carrying a blue jacket. The suspect was last seen fleeing north toward Bridge St West.

Police are requesting anyone with information that may assist in identifying this male to call police at 613 966 0882 or Crime Stoppers at 613 969 8477.

Stolen vehicle - Recovered

Belleville, Ontario ? Sometime between the 1st and 2nd of August a vehicle was stolen from a business on Park Street. The vehicle was a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 pick up bearing plate 8649VZ.

On August 16, 2011 at 2:20 p.m. a spouse of an employee of the same business was walking in the area of Queen Street when she observed a similar vehicle parked on the side of the Road. Further investigation revealed it was in fact the same vehicle that had been reported stolen. There was no visible damage to the vehicle on recovery.