Police looking for thief who may have had a handgun tucked into his waistband

Chatham-Kent Crime Stoppers officials allege: At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2023, a woman was standing on the platform waiting for her train at the VIA Rail station on Queen Street in Chatham.

An unknown suspect on a bicycle rode up to her and grabbed her bag of clothing that was sitting on the ground next to her before riding off in an eastbound direction along the tracks.

The victim’s mother was waiting in a vehicle nearby and followed the suspect before losing sight of them near the intersection of St. Patrick and Baxter Streets in Chatham.

According to the witness, the suspect may have had a black handgun tucked into his waistband.

The suspect is described as a male party that was wearing a reddish-orange hoodie and a black balaclava covering his head and face.

No other descriptors were provided, and the investigation is ongoing.

Crime Stoppers is seeking your anonymous information that can identify the person responsible for this theft.

If you know whom the suspect is, call 1-800-222-8477, you could earn a cash reward.

If you have any information regarding this or any other crime, please call CRIME STOPPERS at 519-351-8477, or 1-800-222-8477, or visit www.crime-stoppers.on.ca and email your tip.

Crime Stoppers guarantees your anonymity; we never ask for your name or your phone number. We pay cash for your tips.

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