Tony Vella

Seniors targeted in series of distraction thefts, police say

It begins on the street with a stranger’s heart-rending story and often only ends later with the discovery of missing jewelry. Thieves have been targeting seniors across the Greater Toronto Area since July in a string of what Const. Tony Vella describes as distraction thefts.

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Voyeur websites under scrutiny by police and public

One photo shows a woman in a low-cut top picking up spilled change. Another shows a teenager’s thong rising up her backside. Colleen Westendorf, a spokesperson for SlutWalk, views such photography on the Internet as harassment of women. “Voyeurism affects women in the same ways all forms of violence, harassment and sexism affect women,” Westendorf said.