OPP searching for break-in suspect

The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police has asked for the public’s assistance in finding a suspect believed to be involved in a break-in to a Mount Salem home on Wednesday evening, Oct. 1.

Police responded to a report of a break-in in progress at a Calton Line residence just east of Mount Salem at 9:16 p.m. on Oct. 1.

Police were told by the homeowner that he had just arrived home and when he entered he saw a someone standing in the kitchen.

The homeowner yelled at the male intruder who then ran out of the residence through the rear patio door and into the back yard.

The suspect was described as a white male about 173 centimetres (five foot, eight inches) tall, weighing about 81 kilograms (180 pounds), wearing a grey and green winter jacket with a hood, baggy blue jeans with a woven rope belt and running shoes.

The suspect had his face covered with a blue bandana.

The homeowner reported an undisclosed amount of cash missing from his home.

Police searched the surrounding area but were unable to find the suspect.

Members from the OPP Forensic Identification Unit attended and processed the scene for evidence.

The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the break-in and the suspect involved were asked to immediately contact the OPP or their nearest police service.

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