Police issue warrants for break-in suspect allegedly preying on seniors

Dec 20 2019, 4:05 pm

The Edmonton Police Service have issued multiple warrants for the arrest of a man who has broken into several seniors residences in downtown Edmonton this month.

According to a release, police say the man poses as a maintenance worker or security guard to gain access to suites while residents are at home.

“The suspect convinces residents that he’s there to do work or check on things. He then distracts residents and proceeds to steal their valuables in the room,” said a release from EPS.

Investigators are seeking assistance from the public in locating 38-year-old Raed Ahmad El Harati of Edmonton, a suspect wanted in connection with a recent rash of break-ins at seniors residences.

Harati is arrestable on the following charges: Break-and-enter with intent (x2), break-and-enter with intent (x4) and use a stolen credit card (x2).

The suspect was caught on surveillance cameras at one of the assisted-living facilities.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact EPS