Sunday 22 September 2019

Man charged with breaking and entering after ‘leaving photocopy of his face’

According to police in Toronto, 54-year-old Gary Samuel Lambe broke in, ate some food and went – leaving behind a photocopy of his face.

The man appeared to have photocopied his own face and left the printout at the property (Toronto Police/Getty)
The man appeared to have photocopied his own face and left the printout at the property (Toronto Police/Getty)

By Alistair Mason, PA

Police searching for a man they believe made a photocopy of his own face and left it behind after breaking into a building have made an arrest.

Officers in Toronto had been searching since August 23 for a man they said broke into a commercial property, ate some food and left.

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(Toronto Police Service)

Handily for police investigating the crime, while there the man appeared to have photocopied his own face and left the printout at the property.

Now police have charged a man, Gary Samuel Lambe of Toronto, after he was arrested on an unrelated matter.

Lambe, 54, who has been charged with breaking and entering and failing to comply with probation, was “identified due to tips and information provided by members of the community”, police said.

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