Thief poses as nurse, steals from elderly woman

Police say suspect took $1,000 from 91-year-old victim's room in retirement residence

Police are looking for a woman who they say posed as a nurse to gain entry into a retirement residence before taking $1,000 from a 91-year-old woman’s room.

The suspect entered the Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road building Monday just before 2 p.m. while dressed in scrubs. Police say the victim returned to her room to find the suspect there. The woman then fled with $1,000 in cash.

The suspect is described as being in her 30s, and having a thin build and shoulder-length brown hair. She was wearing pink scrubs, a white baseball hat, white shoes and a royal blue lanyard with a white name tag.

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Posted: Nov 9 2015 10:06 am
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