Video: Man Steals From Blind Woman

By Kevin Masterman, Toronto Police Service Published: 10:07 a.m. June 10, 2015

Investigators are asking for the public's assistance identifying a man stealing a backpack from a blind woman in a restaurant.

A black and white image of a man looking down at a phone
A still image of a man seen on security video stealing a bag from a blind woman

The black-and-white security footage show a man sitting down next to a woman in a restaurant. He slowly shifts the bag with his feet before leaving with her bag containing personal items. He went unnoticed as the woman is blind.

She had been eating at the  Bloor and Bathurst Sts. restaurant at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, when the theft occurred.

Security video of man stealing bag from woman who is blind

The man is described as black, 6', heavyset, late-30s-to-mid-40s, with a shaved head or very short hair. He was wearing dark-coloured pants, a dark-coloured jacket with a hoodie, and a dark-coloured golf cap. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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