Perth County OPP search for suspect in attempted theft

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The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Wellington County OPP, OPP Canine Unit, and the West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), were searching for a suspect in the Municipality of North Perth Wednesday.

On Wednesday, November 24 2021, just before 2:30 a.m., police received a report of a suspicious vehicle at business on Perth Road 164, near Gowanstown. The suspect had entered the fenced property in a vehicle, and was in the process of stealing a trailer, and heavy equipment. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect fled on foot.

The suspect is described as male, and wearing all black. The Perth County OPP are attempting to determine if the vehicle involved was stolen.

OPP credit an observant citizen that police were able to arrive on scene in time to stop the theft from occurring.

Anyone with additional information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at