Image of suspect released by police

Image of suspect in $30,000 robbery released

Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying man

Toronto police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a man in connection with a case of chronic theft.

Police say a man broke into an optical store in near Dundas Street W. and Huron Street on July 15.

According to police, the man smashed the store’s front door windowpane and used deadbolt cutters to break the lock. After gaining entry, the man was able to leave with about $30,000 worth of merchandise.

He is now wanted for theft over $5,000.

Police say the man tried to return to the optical store on Aug. 18 but couldn’t get in. A security camera image was taken of the suspect and has only now been released to the public.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.