Burglar steals jewels, empties urn at Neville Park home

Police are asking the public for help after a burglar stole heirloom jewelry and emptied a family urn at a home near Queen Street East and Neville Park Boulevard.

Witnesses reported seeing a bald man in a black suit and sunglasses enter the rear window of the house at about 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22.

The burglar ransacked the bedrooms, stole jewelry, and emptied an urn containing the ashes of an elderly widow’s husband.

Witnesses describe the suspect as 30 to 35 years old, 5’6” tall, and about 195 lbs. His vehicle was described as a 2011 or 2012 gold Chevrolet Silverado 3500 series diesel pickup truck.

The pickup had an aftermarket exhaust, crew cab, a pintle hitch, running boards and the word “Chevrolet” written in one-foot block letters on both sides at the base of the doors.

The truck windows are heavily tinted, and the word “Chevrolet” is also written in block letters on the rear window.

Anyone with information is asked to call local 55 Division police at 416-808-5500, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 416-222-TIPS (8477), using www.222tips.com, or texting TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637).

People can also leave a tip on the 55 Division Facebook page, or by using the free Crime Stoppers app available on iTunes, Google Play, or Blackberry App World.

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